New York Brno Days: Villa Tugendhat
October 1, 2012
through October 2, 2012
A truly one-of-a-kind event, on October 1 & 2, representatives of the City of Brno in Czech Republic will be in New York to present the specialness of one world class city to the citizens of another. Billed as "New York Brno Days," this two-day gathering will introduce the cultural and architectural genius loci of Brno as well as to promote the city as a knowledge and business center.
The first day will be dedicated to showcasing Mies van der Rohe's Villa Tugendhat, a UNESCO monument that recently reopened to the public after an exhaustive restoration. Mies designed this free-standing reinforced concrete house for Fritz and Greta Tugendhat in 1928, and it is considered to be an early example of functionalism architecture. The house is made even more remarkable by its survival through World War II and its eventual restoration. The story of Villa Tugendhat will be told through presentations by scholars and restoration specialists, an exhibition, and a documentary screening. To complement these in-depth discussions will be a reception with live music.
Week of September 30th
01Russel Wright: The Nature of Design
03Park Avenue in Context: Film clips and a discussion of the Midtown rezoning
06DOCOMOMO US Tour Day 2012