Bertand Goldberg Tour 2010

DOCOMOMO US Tour Day 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Farnsworth House PLUS by Bus
























Title Architecture in the Round: The life and work of Bertrand Goldberg

Chicago Architecture Foundation


Saturday, October 9 at 12:30 PM
Meet: CAF Shop & Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.


Best known for his curving concrete structures, Bertrand Goldberg was a native Chicagoan who “broke the box” and brought new ideas and philosophies to mid-century Modern design.  A student of Mies van der Rohe, Goldberg began experimenting early in his career with new shapes and materials that differentiated his work from the rigid rectilinear style of his mentor.  Goldberg was passionate about revitalizing cities, and we’ll see projects he designed that were intended to inject vitality back into Chicago’s urban fabric as he saw it begin to decay in the 1950s.  By visiting Marina City, Hilliard Homes and River City, you’ll see how Goldberg envisioned Chicago recreating itself as a modern American city.  As a special bonus, we’ll tour the interior of Marina City and see why it is still regarded as one of Chicago’s most beloved modern icons.  We’ll also visit Prentice Hospital, an endangered example of the innovative designs Goldberg developed for hospitals and medical centers.

Registration To register visit:
Fee $38 person; $33 seniors/students; $33 CAF members
Other AIA Continuing Education Credit: 3.0
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