Biennial Installations, performances, and events will take place at the Illinois Institute of Technology, one of Mies van der Rohe’s most significant architectural projects in Chicago.
Cent Pavilion, the lakefront kiosk designed by Chilean architectural firm Pezo von Ellrichshausen—winners of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP) for Emerging Architecture—will be on display in front of Mies’ iconic Crown Hall, home to IIT’s College of Architecture. During the Biennial’s opening weekend, the IIT College of Architecture will present a series of roundtables featuring leading architectural designers and thinkers from around the world. IIT will host a robust lecture series throughout the three month run of the Biennial, including a lecture by Pritzker laureate Jacques Herzog of the firm Herzog & de Meuron. In addition, a Biennial performance and installation by Mexican artist Santiago Borja will activate IIT’s Robert F. Carr Memorial Chapel, the only religious structure designed by Mies van der Rohe. Borja’s project, titled Theatre, is co-presented with the Mies van der Rohe Society.