An exhibition of David Chipperfield Architects’ work, spanning the last 25 years, will be presented by the Design Museum, London from 21 October 2009 – 31 January 2010.
The exhibition comprises two main sections. The first explores an evolution of projects; both built and unbuilt, tracing a series of ideas and development of form. The second offers a more in-depth view of a series of representative projects, including The Hepworth Wakefield and Turner Contemporary in Margate, both due to open in 2011, the Stirling Prize winning Museum of Modern Literature in Marbach, Germany, the much celebrated Neues Museum in Berlin, that will open a week prior to the exhibition, and the Rockbund, a large-scale urban redevelopment project on the Bund in Shanghai.
The exhibition will include a large amount of primary material, including original sketches, drawings and working models, along with a number of newly created large scale models and drawings.
An accompanying catalogue, published by Buchhandlung Walther König, will include a number of essays by David Chipperfield with an introduction by Deyan Sudjic, director of the Design Museum.
After its run at the Design Museum, the exhibition will travel to various locations around the world.
The exhibition ‘Form Matters’ could not have been realised without the sponsors’ generous support, and in particular the significant contribution made by Shanghai Rockbund Master Development Co. Ltd. David Chipperfield Architects is working with the company on the restoration and conservation of ten historic buildings on the Yuan Ming Yuan Road on the Bund in Shanghai, including the Rockbund Art Museum and the Andrews and George Building (Rockbund 6).