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Opening of Valencian architect´s extension of Milwaukee Museum of Art.

Santiago Calatrava´s first project for the United States, the spectacular roof of the Milwaukee Museum of Art, has just opened to the public. The first part of the work on the museum was finished in 1.966, but it has been a difficult project to bring to maturity. The museum management decided that it was necessary to design an extension for the museum, which delayed the opening by five years. The museum´s main feature is the huge fibreoptic panels used to control light and heat in the building. The cost of the extension was US $ 100 million.


Design students and professionals are invited to participate in the 19th Valencia International Furniture Design Competition. The contest is part of the International Furniture Fair that will be held in the city from 24th until 29th September. Entrants must submit prototypes to a 1/1 scale and a maximum height of two metres, together with a memory of the project. Full terms and conditions can be obtained from: The winner in the professional category will receive 2 million pesetas (12.020,04 Euro). There will also be two prizes for runners-up, of 500.000 pesetas (3.005,06 Euro) each. In the student section, the winner will be awarded 500.000 pesetas (3.005,06 Euro) and the two runners-up, 300.000 pesetas (1803,04 Euro) each.

Exhibition at the Caixa de Balears shows best of 20th Century Design

"Design and History. Invariants" is the evocative title of an exhibition at the Caixa Balears until 8th July. The exhibit offers a general view of design in the 20th Century. Among the names on display are Otto Wagner, Le Courbusier, Breuer, Mackintosh, Adolf Loos, Mies van der Rohe, Josep Maria Sert and Gustav Klimt. The show oncludes photographs, documents and some small objects.

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