Guy Nordenson. Engineering Ephemera

Lecture American Academy in Rome

mercoledì 14 gennaio 2009 ore 18.00
Villa Aurelia, L.go di Porta di S.Pancrazio,1 Roma

Some things take forever to get built and the ruins remain well beyond their time. This talk will begin by ranging over a number of projects from the Tor Tre Teste Jubilee Church (renamed when the Church of the Year 2000 ran late) to built projects at MIT and at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art that all partake of the concrete theater of slow construction.

This will lead into a brief account of Palisade Bay, a proposal by a collective of architects, engineers and landscape architects for the gradual transformation of the New York / New Jersey Upper Harbor to mitigate the effects of sea level rise due to climate change. The proposal calls for an archipelago of islands and piers to mitigate storm surge, replace and restore waterfront and wetland ecologies and create for the communities around the Bay a 21st Century Central Park. Guy J. P. Nordenson is the William A. Bernoudy Architect in Residence. He is Professor of Structural Engineering and Architecture at Princeton University.

Please note that the American Academy in Rome requires all visitors attending events to present a legal document of identification at the entrance.


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data pubblicazione: giovedì 8 gennaio 2009
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