‘ENERGY. Oil and Post-Oil Architecture and Grids’ is an exhibition that will be on display at MAXXI Architecture in Rome between March 22 and September 29, 2013. Curated by Pippo Ciorra, the exhibition features more than 80 drawings and projects, 3 photographers and 7 international architects that focus on the relationship between architecture and energy.
The exhibition will be comprised of three large sections that are dedicated to past, present and future. Stories (1) showcases a journey through the beautiful architectural legacy produced by the needs for ‘road architecture’ in post-war Italy. Frames (2) is a photographic journey across Italy’s current energy and infrastructural landscape through the eyes of three top-notch photographers — Paolo Pellegrin, Alessandro Cimmino and Paola Di Bello. Visions (3) explores both new architectural ideas and the most interesting research in the field of spaces and grids linked to the distribution of the energy for movement and for all other tasks. Seven international offices have been invited to investigate the influence that new scenarios of energy distribution will exercise on the city and spaces of human inhabitation.
The ENERGY. exhibition will also document a number of pilot projects being realised in Europe and around the globe, highlighting the growing importance of the relationship between science and architecture. The exhibition opens on Friday March 22. Please visit the project’s website for more information.