14 APRIL 2017
Bird’s Nest, Herzog & De Meuron en Chine
The exploration of the theme of stadiums continues with a selection of eight films and documentaries during Easter week.
Come and discover the world of these iconic buildings – places of celebration and confrontation where athletes strive to surpass themselves – which have inspired architects around the globe, as well as the biggest names in cinema.
All screenings are free of charge and do not require reservations (subject to availability) - Auditorium: level 0
Friday 14 April at 2 p.m.
|Bird’s Nest – Herzog & De Meuron in China|
|Switzerland • 2008 • 87’ • Original language audio with French/German subtitles • ⑦(14)|
|Directed by Christoph Schaub, Michael Schindhelm|
|Screening with director Christoph Schaub|
|A construction to bridge two cultures, two architectural traditions, two political systems. For the Games in Beijing in 2008, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron from Switzerland designed a spectacular stadium that became an international showcase for China.
Under the watchful lens of directors Christoph Schaub and Michael Schindhelm, who filmed their protagonists’ Chinese adventure over four years, the two architects constantly sought to find the right balance between depicting the greatness of a country on the rise, as per the wishes of the politicians, and respecting the traditions and well-being of the people.