SEARCH IN BRIEF

 
Bird's Nest Film Screening at AIA NY tonight: Urbanism and the Olympics

Many events for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games took place in the brand new, 100,000-seat National Stadium. Design plans for this massive structure began in 2003, when Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron were selected by the Chinese government to design the new stadium, which, because of its curved steel-net walls, was soon dubbed by locals as the 'bird's nest'.

BIRD'S NEST chronicles this five-year effort, along with Herzog and de Meuron's design for a new city district in Jinhua, which included hotels, office and residential buildings. Both projects involved complex and often difficult negotiations and communications between two cultures, two architectural traditions and two political systems. Herzog and de Meuron, the Basel-based architects, find themselves working with China's largest state construction company, Chinese artist and architect Ai Wei Wei, lawyers, and countless government bureaucrats.

The screening will be followed by a conversation between Alkis Klimathianos, Senior Associate Principal at KPF and Thomas K. Fridstein, FAIA, RIBA, Executive Director, Cuningham Group China moderated by Jill Lerner, FAIA, AIANY 2013 President.

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12
Where: The Center for Architecture, NY
Price: Free for AIA members and students with a valid student ID; $10 non-members
Popcorn included!

IN BRIEF
Thursday 12 December 2013
59 new Fellows elected by Royal Academy of Engineering
Tue 23 Sep 2014
Faculty member Hernan Diaz Alonso announced as the next Director of SCI-Arc
Fri 19 Sep 2014
East County Hall of Justice breaks ground in Dublin
Fri 19 Sep 2014
Mott MacDonald acquires Bentley Holdings
Fri 19 Sep 2014
Shedkm receives planning for Circus Street scheme
Thu 18 Sep 2014
Writers Theatre in Illinois to break ground in October
Thu 18 Sep 2014
WAN Civic Buildings Award winners revealed in Amsterdam
Fri 12 Sep 2014
Chris van Duijn, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Jason Long and Michael Kokora promoted to partner at OMA
Wed 10 Sep 2014