Richard Meier Retrospective exhibition
An installation view of the Richard Meier Retrospective exhibition at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey (MARCO), Mexico
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The recently designed W Retreat Kanai in Mexico's Riviera Maya by Richard Meier & Partners has flagged up Meier's presence in the Latin American country. Now a retrospective of the American architect's work - held in Mexico's Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey (MARCO) - follows hot on its heels, and is set to put the project in context within his vastly influential body of work.

Offering an in-depth view of Meier's design philosophy, the exhibition follows his most emblematic projects to-date. Including work of almost any type - from masterplans to furniture design - the display features a selection of models, original sketches, renderings, photographs and products, and spans everything from iconic images of the architect's work - such as the Jubilee Church in Rome and the Neugebauer Residence in Florida - to unbuilt and rarely seen competition proposals and under construction projects.

Richard Meier Retrospective exhibition

Offering in-depth view of Meier's design philosophy, the exhibition follows his most emblematic projects to-date

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Richard Meier Retrospective exhibition

Set in one of the leading cultural institutions in Latin America, the Richard Meier retrospective will be on display until early 2012

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Exhibition model for the National Library of France

The exhibition features a selection of models, original sketches, renderings, photographs and products. Seen here is a competition model for the National Library of France

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Model of the Neugebauer House

Model of the Neugebauer House

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Model of the Jubilee Church

Model of the Jubilee Church

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Model of The Getty Center

Model of The Getty Center 

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Arp Museum in Rolandseck

Arp Museum in Rolandseck, Germany, 2002-2007
Photography: Roland Halbe

(Image credit: Roland Halbe)

Armchair created for Knoll International

Armchair created for Knoll International, 1978

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Armchair created for Knoll International

Armchair created for Knoll International, 1978

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Perspective drawing of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta

Section with perspective drawing of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia
Image courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners 

(Image credit: Richard Meier & Partners)

Jubilee Church

Jubilee Church in Rome’s Tor Tre Teste, Italy, 1996-2003
Photography: Scott Frances/ESTO

(Image credit: Scott Frances/ESTO)

W Retreat Kanai

Richard Meier’s design for the new W Retreat Kanai in Mexico’s Riviera Maya 

Rendering by Vize

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A model of W Retreat Kanai

A model of W Retreat Kanai
Image courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners 

(Image credit: Richard Meier & Partners)

A model of W Retreat Kanai

A model of W Retreat Kanai
Image courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners 

(Image credit: Richard Meier & Partners)

Neugebauer House

Neugebauer House, Naples, Florida, 1995-1998
Photography: Scott Frances/ESTO

(Image credit: Scott Frances/ESTO)

Sketch of the Arp Museum

Sketch of the Arp Museum
Image courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners

(Image credit: Richard Meier & Partners)

Sketch of The Getty Center

Sketch of The Getty Center
Image courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners

(Image credit: Richard Meier & Partners)

Sketch of the Jubilee Church

Sketch of the Jubilee Church
Image courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners

(Image credit: Richard Meier & Partners)

Sketch of the Neugebauer House

Sketch of the Neugebauer House 
Image courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners

(Image credit: Richard Meier & Partners)

Smith House, Darien

Smith House, Darien, Connecticut, 1965-1967
Photography: Scott Frances/ESTO

(Image credit: Scott Frances/ESTO)

ADDRESS

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey
Zuazua y Padre Jardón S/N
Centro 64000
Monterrey, Nuevo León
Mexico

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Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018) and Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020).