A bed named after an Olympic Games city and two world famous architects are all somehow related. Of the two, who is the Pritzker laureate and what is his special distinction as it relates to those awards?
#99408. Asked by edmund80. (Sep 12 08 10:59 PM)
Well -- The 1992 games were held in Barcelona, Spain.|
There is a Barcelona Bed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1930)
Barcelona: Hesperia Tower by the British architect Richard Rogers, who was awarded the Pritzker Prize, architecture's highest honor, in 2007.
Three decades after his Pompidou Center in Paris turned the architecture world upside down and brought him global fame, the British architect Richard Rogers has been named the 2007 winner of the Pritzker Prize, the profession's highest honor. (Renzo Piano, his co-architect on the Pompidou Center, received the Pritzker in 1998.)
Initially, Rogers partnered with Norman Foster. Foster was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1999.
All this -- And I'm still not sure I've got it. First cup of coffee -- Feel like I'm missing something.
Yes..... partly !|
Right city, right bed.
Now....for whom was that bed designed ?
Yes....very close, but a bit off tangent !|
Great job on the links zb, and in fact the answer is already in one of those.
Barcelona, 1992 Olympics.
Barcelona bed, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1930 for..... Philip Johnson's New York apartment ( your sixth link mentions this ). The same design was later licensed to Knoll furniture for reproduction. It is a misconception that Mies designed it for the Spanish royals. Mies designed the German Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona Exposition which included chairs similar in design to the bed that he created a year later for Johnson.
So, Barcelona bed by Mies van der Rohe for Philip Johnson, both of whom are renowned architects, but Johnson has the special distinction of winning the very first Pritzker prize.
Great job both of you !
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