TECHNOSCAPE: The Architecture of Engineers – MAXXI, Italy
30 Sep — 10 Apr 2023
curated by Pippo Ciorra, Maristella Casciato
The story of the relationship between structural engineering, whether vernacular or avant-garde, and the invasion of t9788855211000 echnology into our operating and living spaces.
The exhibition is arranged in two sections corresponding with the two great universes of technological innovation and construction engineering.
Along the first itinerary, developed in collaboration with universities and research centres, we will discover installations and interactive pavilions that will allow us to understand the role played today by scientific and technological sectors that we would never have imagined in conjunction with architecture: from science applied to the environment to “smart” devices for city management, from the obsession with big data to the return of vintage, low-tech assembly techniques.
Along the second itinerary, organised into thematic areas, we find the work of great structural engineers from the post-war period to the present day, highlighting several approaches and symbolic buildings such as the Beaubourg or the Sydney Opera House, and the most striking cases where the task of form-finder falls entirely on the structural designer.