Supercrit #7: Michael Wilford presents the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart

Fri 8 April 2011 4pm

In the middle of the architectural style wars of the 1980s, one of great British architect James Stirling's most controversial projects brought together ideas from the fiercely opposing camps of historicism, High Tech and 'Post Modernism'. To accompany the Stirling exhibition at Tate Britain, Stirling's partner Michael Wilford re-presents the building that got critics so hot under the collar.

Devised by the EXP research centre at the University of Westminster's Department of Architecture, and co-run by The Architecture Foundation, Supercrits invite famous architects to re-present eminent projects of the recent past to a panel of critics and an open audience - just as though they were back in architecture school.

Panellists for Supercrit #7 include architects Piers Gough, Louisa Hutton, John Tuomey, and critics Kieran Long and Charles Jencks.

Image: James Stirling, Michael Wilford and Associates, Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany: Worm's-Eye Axonometric, 1977 - 1984. Pen and ink, graphite, and coloured pencil on tracing paper, 28.5 x 27 cm. Courtesy James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal. 

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