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230 Halsey Street, Newark, NJ, USA – 25 Sep 2013
230 Halsey Street in Newark
picture Courtesy Richard Meier & Partners
This new building has been designed with bright classrooms full of natural light to promote learning and it is intended to become the center of an active, 24-hour neighborhood. Teachers Village consists of two new school buildings, residential apartments for Newark-based educators, and retail space in downtown Newark, south of Market Street and west of Broad Street. It will encompass eight new buildings, including Workforce Housing, school buildings that currently house charter schools and a day-care center, and small to mid-scale retail.

HH Resort Hotel and Spa, Gangneung, South Korea – 25 Jun 2013
Design: Richard Meier & Partners Architects
HH Resort Hotel and Spa South Korea
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Construction has started on the 150-room HH Resort Hotel and Spa designed by Richard Meier & Partners Architects. The new resort complex at Gangneung, South Korea, will be a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel composed of elegant guestrooms, a world class restaurant and a wellness spa that reflect the local culture, a Banquet Hall, Amphitheater, Exhibition Hall, Beach House and various amenities.

Jesolo Lido Village Condominium, north east Italy
Design: Richard Meier & Partners Architects
Jesolo Lido Village Condominium
photo : Roland Halbe
Jesolo Lido Village Condominium – 12 Jun 2013
Richard Meier & Partners Completes 5th completed project in Italy. The new project is a beautiful condominium next to the water and it is part of a complex comprised of the Jesolo Lido Village, completed by Richard Meier & Partners in 2007, and the Jesolo Lido Hotel. This project has also been recently awarded the 2013 AIANY Architecture Award. The building is part of a complex comprised of the Jesolo Lido Village, completed by Richard Meier & Partners in 2007, and the Jesolo Lido Hotel.

Richard Meier Retrospective Exhibition, Fondazione Bisazza, Vicenza, Italy
May 8 – Jul 28, 2013
Richard Meier Exhibition
image Courtesy Richard Meier & Partners
Richard Meier Architecture Exhibition
Fondazione Bisazza (The Bisazza Foundation for Design and Contemporary Architecture) is pleased to announce the European debut of the retrospective exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of Richard Meier’s practice. The new exhibition will be a retrospective of the American architect’s iconic work and the unveiling of a site-specific installation for the Foundation’s permanent collection.

City Green Court, Prague, Czech Republic
City Green Court Building
photograph © Roland Halbe
City Green Court, Prague – 20 Feb 2013
City Green Court is the third of a cluster of buildings designed by Richard Meier & Partners and it completes the corner of the Radio Plaza superblock located in the Pankrac area of Prague. The building is conceived of as a geometric volume in dialogue with the near context while offering respected contrast to the surrounding buildings. Smaller in scale than its predecessor and sibling, City Tower, it is equally inspired by the language of Czech Cubism, with a façade that while addressing issues of conservation and sustainability incorporates forms reminiscent of this avant-garde movement.

Italcementi i.lab, Bergamo, north west Italy
Design: Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP
Italcementi i.lab building Italy
photograph courtesy of Scott Frances – OTTO

Italcementi i.lab – 23 Jan 2013
The new building is the research and development center for Italcementi and it is intended to reflect the company’s position of leadership, technological advancement and commitment to research in the use of concrete.

Engel & Völkers Headquarters, Hamburg, Germany
Richard Meier & Partners Architects
Engel & Völkers Headquarters Hamburg
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Engel & Völkers Headquarters – 14 Jan 2013
Following an international competition, Richard Meier & Partners Architects has been selected to design a new mixed-use building in Hamburg Germany. Under the Richard Meier & Partners plan – one of three competing proposals – the site will become a remarkable place to work, live and relax in the HafenCity district.

50th Anniversary of Richard Meier’s prolific architecture career
Richard Meier
photograph © Richard Meier & Partners
Richard Meier & Partners Architects, USA – 8 Jan 2013
In recognition of his contributions to architecture and in collaboration with very distinguished institutions, Richard Meier & Partners will be organizing several projects and events to honor this very significant anniversary. Currently on display at the Arp Museum Richard Meier: Building as Art is open to the general public, and the exhibition illustrates Meier’s complex design process using prominent buildings and projects from his entire work history.

Bodrum Houses, Yalikavak, south west Turkey
Design: Richard Meier & Partners
Bodrum House New Residence in Yalikavak
photo : Richard Meier & Partners

Bodrum Houses – 13 Nov 2012
Richard Meier & Partners unveils the first completed project in Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula. While the plan of each prototype remains fixed regardless of its location on the site, the organization of the podiums varies depending on the siting of the individual parcels. All houses will be sited to maximize views and to establish an entry sequence that further exploits the views regardless of the siting of the individual parcels. A clear promenade sequence will characterize each prototype, with an entry drive leading to an exterior entry stair then into the house’s foyer and on to a double-height living room.

8 Nov 2012

Richard Meier in Film by Johnnie Shand Kydd on NOWNESS.com

Richard Meier x Massimo Vignelli – On the Edge of Modernism With the Master Architect and the Genius Designer:

Illustrious modernist Richard Meier and multi-disciplinary creator Massimo Vignelli reflect on their respective crafts, city life, and enduring friendship in this mesmeric film by Johnnie Shand Kydd. Shot at the minimalist offices of Richard Meier & Partners on 10th Avenue and West 36th Street, the two powerhouses discuss their collaboration on the firm’s forthcoming monograph, Richard Meier, Architect Volume 6, chronicling the stark, white, rationalist buildings that define the firm’s aesthetic. The Pritzker Prize laureate’s most notable projects include the Getty Center in L.A., the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, and more recently, the two glass-and-steel towers on Perry Street in New York’s West Village that Martha Stewart, Ian Schrager, Calvin Klein, and Nicole Kidman have all called home. Vignelli, too, has left a significant mark on Manhattan, having famously designed the New York subway map and signage, in addition to working on everything from packaging and furniture design to corporate identities for clients like BMW, Barney’s, Xerox and American Airlines. “Architects need to have a certain arrogance, a sense of self-belief,” posits Shand Kydd. “A designer, however, has to be more collaborative. Consequently, Meier and Vignelli have very different natures, but like all very talented people, they both look forward and not back.” Here Meier nonetheless looks to his present city, and beyond, to reveal his select few architectural necessities.

RICHARD MEIER’S TOP FIVES

Favorite buildings around the world:
Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp
Le Thoronet Abbey in Provence
Ryōan-ji in Kyoto
Fatehpur Sikri in Agra
The Guggenheim Museum in New York City

Favorite spaces in New York:
The plaza at the Seagram Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park
The Guggenheim Museum
My apartment

Things every architect should own:
A good supply of General’s Draughting Pencils
A Keuffel & Esser ruler
A 9 – 8 1/2 ft long work table
A white shirt and a black suit
A black Porsche 911

26 Sep 2012

Richard Meier & Partners Exhibition in Germany

THE ARP MUSEUM BAHNHOF ROLANDSECK IN GERMANY PRESENTS RICHARD MEIER. BUILDING AS ART

New York, September 25, 2012 – Richard Meier & Partners is pleased to announce Richard Meier. Building as Art at the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck in Remagen, Germany.

Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck:
Arp Museum
photo © Laura Padgett

Richard Meier. Building as Art illustrates Meier’s complex design process using prominent buildings and projects from his entire work history. The main focus will be on his museum buildings, as well as on the residential projects created at the start of his career in the USA.

Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck:
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck
photo © Roland Halbe

The works on display included in the exhibition explore the concept of an architecturally composed space on the basis of five aspects: site, proportion, light, route and color. The exhibition includes a selection of models, original sketches, renderings and photographs. Some of the museum projects exhibited on the show includes the Atheneum, the Getty Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, the Museum Frieder Burda and the Stadthaus Ulm. Other projects on view in the exhibition are well-known residential projects such as the Douglas House, the Grotta Residence, the Saltzman House and the Shamberg House.

Richard Meier at Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck:
Richard Meier Arp Museum
photo © Piehlmedia

Richard Meier has over the years developed his own distinctive and dynamic style of architecture to become one of America’s most influential and widely emulated architects. His work celebrates natural light and space in response to the environs in which it stands, thereby creating sublime spaces of aesthetic illumination and enlightened cultural values.

Richard Meier & Partners Exhibition in Germany:
Richard Meier & Partners exhibition Arp Museum Richard Meier & Partners exhibition Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck Richard Meier & Partners exhibition Remagen Richard Meier & Partners exhibition Germany
photos © David Ertl

Richard Meier comments: “It is an honor to have our work on display at the Arp Museum, a museum that we designed and represents the design philosophy of Richard Meier & Partners. We are very pleased to exhibit the models, drawings and images that illustrate the ideas and principles that guide our work.”

The opening reception with Richard Meier will be on Sunday, September 30th, and the exhibition will be on display from September 30, 2012 to March 3, 2013.

Richard Meier. Building as Art is organized by The Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck and Richard Meier & Partners Architects.

About The Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck
Designed by Richard Meier & Partners Architects, the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck is one of the leading cultural institutions in Europe with the objective to promote international contemporary art, enhancing Europe´s visual arts knowledge. For more information on the museum, please visit www.arpmuseum.org

5 Jun 2012

Richard Meier & Partners Exhibition

THE MUSEO DE ARTE CARRILLO GIL IN MEXICO CITY PRESENTS RICHARD MEIER RETROSPECTIVE

New York, June 5, 2012 – Richard Meier & Partners is pleased to announce the first retrospective exhibition in Mexico City.

Richard Meier & Partners retrospective exhibition Richard Meier & Partners exhibition Mexico City Richard Meier & Partners retrospective exhibition Mexico City Richard Meier & Partners retrospective exhibition Mexico
photos Courtesy Agustín Estrada

The Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil presents a retrospective exhibition of some of the most emblematic works of renowned architect Richard Meier. The works on display included in the exhibition make it possible to view his design philosophy as a whole and in depth for the first time in Mexico City. The retrospective includes a selection of models, original sketches, renderings and photographs. Some of the iconic projects exhibited on the show include the Smith House, The Getty Center, The Neugebauer Residence and the Jubilee Church. Other projects on view in the retrospective are well-known architectural projects such as the Perry Street Towers, the High Museum of Art, the Ara Pacis Museum, and the recently completed Arp Museum in Germany.

In addition, some of the current projects in Mexico are displayed along the unbuilt competition proposals for the World Trade Center Memorial, the New York Avery Fisher Hall, and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

Richard Meier has over the years developed his own distinctive and dynamic style of architecture to become one of America’s most influential and widely emulated architects. His work celebrates natural light and space in response to the environs in which it stands, thereby creating sublime spaces of aesthetic illumination and enlightened cultural values.

Richard Meier comments: “Mexico City is an amazing and fascinating city full of history and great architecture. It is a pleasure and honor to have our work on display in a city where we are about to start several new architectural projects.”

The opening lecture with Associate Partner Bernhard Karpf will be on Tuesday, June 5th, and the exhibition will be on display from June 5, 2012 to August 26, 2012.

Richard Meier Retrospective is organized by The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Richard Meier & Partners Architects and the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA).

Leblon Office Building
Richard Meier & Partners
Leblon Offices Building
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Rio de Janeiro Office Building – 2 May 2012
Richard Meier & Partners is proud to announce their first project in South America. The new Leblon Offices will be a sustainable and state-of-the-art building in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The new office building located in the Leblon neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, will be the iconic new international headquarters for VINCI Partners in Brazil. The design scheme consists primarily of open office spaces and a series of terraces which open up and create a direct connection with the urban artery of Av. Bartolomeu Mitre.

15 Feb 2012

Teachers Village Newark, New Jersey, USA
Teachers Village Building
picture © Richard Meier & Partners
Teachers Village Newark
This project will be a mixed-use development that includes school buildings, daycare center, rental apartments and retail space.

16 Jan 2012

Mitikah Office Tower, México City
Mitikah Tower Building
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Mitikah Office Tower
The third project designed by Richard Meier & Partners Architects in Mexico. The new Mitikah Office Tower will be a state-of-the-art building in the Delegacion Benito Juarez in Mexico City. This skyscraper building will be part of a mixed use master plan designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and developed by IDEURBAN/IDCity from Mexico.

10 Oct 2011

Richard Meier Retrospective Exhibition

New York, October 10, 2011 – Richard Meier & Partners is pleased to announce the opening of Richard Meier Retrospective starting Thursday, October 20th, 2011.

Jubilee Church
photo : Scott Frances-ESTO

The Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey (MARCO) presents a retrospective exhibition of some of the most emblematic works of renowned architect Richard Meier. The works on display included in the exhibition make it possible to view his design philosophy as a whole and in depth for the first time, with examples of nearly every type of work.

Richard Meier Exhibition

Richard Meier to receive President’s Award at AIANY’S 2011 Heritage Ball

New York, October 4, 2011 – Richard Meier will be granted the 2011 President’s Award in honor of his significant influence on New York City.

The President’s Award is given by the AIA New York Chapter to an architect whose work has made an important impact on New York City. Past recipients include Philip Johnson, I.M. Pei, and Henry Cobb.

Looking northeast at 165 Charles Street and its neighbors 173 and 176 Perry Street, New York, by Richard Meier & Partners Architects:
Charles Street Perry Street
photograph : Scott Frances

Richard Meier will be distinguished with three other honorees who have demonstrated a commitment to the importance of design in New York City and beyond. Gary Barnett, President of Extell Development Company will receive the AIA New York Chapter Award; Leslie Koch, President of The Trust for Governors Island will be granted the Center for Architecture Foundation Award, and Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner of New York City Department of Transportation will be honored with the Center for Architecture Award. The award reception will be at the Heritage Ball in New York City at the Chelsea Piers.
For more information about the event and for tickets to the ceremony, please visit www.aiany.org/heritageball or contact japple@aiany.org

New Royal Alberta Museum – design, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2011
New Royal Alberta Museum
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New Royal Alberta Museum

Richard Meier Building Award

Coffee Plaza, HafenCity, Hamburg, Germany
Coffee Plaza
photo : Klaus Frahm, courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners
Coffee Plaza
Richard Meier & Partners Architects Wins American Architecture Award for Coffee Plaza

New York, August 30, 2011 – Richard Meier & Partners Architects has been awarded the American Architecture Award 2011 for Coffee Plaza in Hamburg, Germany.

Richard Meier Design

Ana Watch

Richard Meier watch Ana Watch
photographs from Richard Meier & Partners

Richard Meier Designs New Watch for Projects Watches

New York, New York, August 2, 2011 – Pritzker Prize winning architect Richard Meier has designed a new wristwatch in collaboration with the Markuse Corporation.

For nearly 30 years the Markuse Corporation/Projects has dedicated itself to celebrating the role architecture and design play in our daily lives. From its very first watches, designed by icons of twentieth century architecture, Projects has brought a new face to the telling of time.

This new design with Richard Meier for the Ana Watch becomes part of the prolific collection of objects designed by the architect. The design of the watch adheres to a modernist vocabulary, focusing on proportion, human scale and the manipulation of a strong geometry. “Working on various designs of objects used in daily life, such as watches, I am conscious of participating in a tradition of architects that worked in a variety of scales such as Joseph Hoffmann and Frank Lloyd Wright. In my case, the theoretical point of departure is consistently related to function and beauty,” said Richard Meier.

The Ana Watch measures 38mm in diameter (1.50”), and is made of a stainless steel, complimented by either a 20mm (3/4”) charcoal gray or white leather band. The model number of the Ana with Gray band is 6020 L and the model number for the white leather banded version is 6020 W. It is available at most museum stores worldwide and online at www.projectswatches.com

Recent Richard Meier Designs

Mutated Panels, Milan, Italy
2011
Mutated Panels
photograph courtesy of Andres Otero & Saverio Lombardi Vallauri
Mutated Panels

Richard Meier Model Museum, Long Island City, NY, USA
2011
Richard Meier Model Museum
photo courtesy of Scott Frances
Richard Meier Model Museum

W Hotels, Mexico
2011-
W Hotel Kanai
rendering : Vize.com
W Hotels Mexico

Jesolo Lido Condominium Buildings, Venice, Italy
2011-
Jesolo Lido Village Condominium
rendering : DBOX
Jesolo Lido Condominium

Rothschild Tower, Tel Aviv, Israel
2011-
Rothschild Tower Israel
rendering: DBOX
Rothschild Tower

Key Richard Meier Projects

Featured Buildings – Photos, links below
Museum of Arts and Crafts Frankfurt Barcelona Museum
photographs © adrian welch
Museum of Arts and Crafts Frankfurt; Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art

Richard Meier Architects – Building News

Buildings by Richard Meier & Partners, Architects LLP added 1 Apr 2010:

Jesolo Lido Village, Condominium and Hotel, Jesolo, Italy
2003-10
Jesolo Lido Village
photo : Roland Halbe
Jesolo Lido Village

Weill Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
2001-08
Weill Hall Ithaca
image : Scott Frances, ESTO
Weill Hall Cornell University

Richard Meier Lecture, USA : UB School of Architecture & Planning Buffalo, NY – 2010

Hans Arp Museum, Bahnhof Rolandsdeck, nr Cologne, Germany
2007
Arp Museum
photo : Roland Halbe
Richard Meier – Hans Arp Museum

Key Richard Meier Buildings

Designs, chronological:

Smith House, Darien, Connecticut, USA 1964-67
House, Old Westbury, Nassau County, Long Island, New York, USA 1968-71
Douglas House, Harbor Springs, Michigan, USA 1971-73
Shamberg Residence, at Chappaqua, New York, USA 1972-74
The Atheneum, at New Harmony, Indiana, USA 1975-79
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, USA 1980-83
Museum of Decorative Arts, Frankfurt, Germany 1981-84
Westchester House, Westchester County, New York, USA 1984-86
Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, Spain 1987-95
Hague City Hall and Central Library, The Hague, Netherlands 1986-95
The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, USA 1984-97

Smith House, Rowayton, CT:
Smith House,

Richard Meier Buildings (chronological):

Hoffman house, Hampton, New York, USA 1967
Giovannitti House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA 1983
Siemens Facility, Munich, Germany 1985-95
Canal+ Headquarters, Paris, France 1992
Rachofsky house, Dallas, Texas, USA 1995
173/176 Perry Street, New York, USA 2002
Jubilee Church, Rome, Italy 2003
Ara Pacis Museum, Rome, Italy 2006

Richard Meier – RIBA Gold Medal 1988 Winner

Featured Richard Meier Architecture

We have text and images online for four projects by American architect Richard Meier – in the USA, Spain, Germany & Scotland

Richard is adept at creating sculptural white buildings that pay homage to Le Corbusier but move the Modernist language forward. Richard started out with a large, beautiful houses in the US – such as the Smith House in 1966 – but soon was producing well-respected buildings across the world.

I visited his Frankfurt building – Kunsthandwerk Museum – whilst at University and it was a key piece of Modern architecture within our studies: the clash of grids was fresh and attractive and the sophisticated handling of disjuncture of form left other equally famous architects in the shade.

The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
1997
Richard Meier & Partners
Getty Center Building
photograph © Alice McRae
Getty Center Building
This project is a well known building, later in Richard’s genre, and I think can be seen as a perfection of his style. It has progressed from the earlier house ‘studies in neo-Modernism’ but unlike larger, later Richard Meier projects – such as at The Hague – it has lost none of the scale and craftmanship of the earlier houses

Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, Spain
1995
Richard Meier & Partners
Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
picture © adrian welch

Richard Meier Building in Barcelona
A large Richard Meier building located in a dense inner city area, an archiecture of light and pure form.

Frankfurt Museum of Applied Arts, Germany
1985
Kunsthandwerk Museum
photograph © adrian welch
Kunsthandwerk Museum
The Museum of Decorative Arts in Frankfurt, one of Richard’s seminal buildings, as he perfected his use of disjuncture in a non-domestic setting, and out of his own country, the result was widely reported and much-visited.

Edinburgh Park Masterplan, Scotland
1993-
Richard Meier Masterplan
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Richard Meier Masterplan
Not a building but a masterplan for what could be termed a business park, but Edinburgh Park is more a landscape with offices than a traditional edge-of-town business zone. This development was masterplanned by Richard Meier Architects (with local assistance by Campbell & Arnott).

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Richard Meier USA – Practice Information

Richard Meier & Partners, Architects LLP – Offices

Architect studios based in New York and Los Angeles, California, USA

Richard Meier
Richard Meier
image : Mark Selinger

Richard Meier & Partners : Further Information on the architects – Biographies

Richard Meier – Background

Meier was born in 1934. He graduated from Cornell University in 1957 and after working for SOM and then Marcel Breuer he set up his architecture practice in 1963.

New York Architects

Richard Meier influence – Marcel Breuer Architect

Richard Meier – Awards

Pritzker Architecture Prize, 1998
American Institute of Architects Gold Medal, 1997

Former Richard Meier practice – SOM : Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Architects

Richard Meier – Pritzker Prize winner 1984

Member of the ‘New York Whites’, titled in 1969:
Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, Charles Gwathmey, John Hejduk, Richard Meier

World Architects

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