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Santiago Calatrava’s new Jerusalem
bridge will be the heart of the city’s
planned light-rail system. The bridge,
which is meant to evoke a harp, has
been criticized by some residents
for its scale.
GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE—LESSONS FROM ABROAD
Moderated by Metropolis editor in chief Susan S.
Szenasy, this panel discussion will include landscape
architects known for award-winning work outside the
United States, such as Adriaan Geuze, of West 8,
in Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Mario Schjetnan, of
Grupo de Diseño Urbano, in Mexico City; and Kongjian
Yu, of Turenscape, in Beijing. Among the questions
to be addressed: How are landscape architects in
other countries dealing with sustainable design? Are
they a political force? What lessons can be shared
to strengthen the practice globally?
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia
“We have to start looking at Jerusalem as a historical city
and as the great city of peace, with the signification it
has and conserving it for the next generation, but also as
a city that is growing in a way that has never happened in
its history. We have to react to this situation and do that
in the most generous and beautiful way.”—Santiago Calatrava,
BETWEEN EARTH AND HEAVEN:
THE ARCHITECTURE OF JOHN LAUTNER
Over the course of a career spent largely in Los
Angeles, John Lautner (1911–94) captured the
essence of Southern California in more than 150
distinctive structures. Trained by Frank Lloyd Wright,
Lautner is best known for such private homes
as the Elrod residence, in Palm Springs, featured
in the James Bond movie Diamonds Are Forever,
and Los Angeles’s iconic Chemosphere. This is
the first large-scale museum exhibition devoted
to this innovative American architect.
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Through October 12
the Spanish architect, sculptor, and structural engineer
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METROPOLIS NEOCON EAST:
SMART GOVERNMENT INTERIORS
When the U.S. Census Bureau outgrew its 65-year-
old headquarters in Suitland, Maryland, it turned to
Stephen Apking, the New York–based interior-design
partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Together,
the client and architect devised a solution that
applies the latest corporate-workplace thinking to
a government agency while producing one of the
most sustainable offices in the country. Join Apking
and Susan S. Szenasy as they discuss the $331 million LEED Silver project and the lessons learned by
Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore