“The city is the locus of collective memory,” Italian architect Aldo Rossi quipped in 1966’s The Architecture of the City. For the Pritzker Prize winner, urban space and the structures within were of essential importance to the life of its residents.
It’s these intersections between architecture and the city that informs the latest exhibition of the renowned designer’s civic work. This retrospective analyses the extraordinary theoretical and practical contribution of an “unusual architect” in the reconstruction of Berlin and the debate about Barcelona.
In addition to a range of material sourced from MAXXI’s own collection, a trove of archives from institutions across the world fill this not-to-be-missed showcase.