May 26–July 2, 1994
One of the first US presentations of the work of the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron—who established their office in Basel in 1978 and went on to win the Pritzker Prize in 2001—Five Competition Entries featured the most important submissions Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron made to international competitions but never realized. The projects included a Greek Orthodox church in Zurich (1989); a cultural center in Blois, France (1991); the master plan of the World Expo Site 2000 in Hanover, Germany (1992); the settlement plan for Sils/Cuncas in Engadine Valley (1991); and their plans for a building for the Museum of the 20th Century. In the gallery, the architects created the atmosphere of a reading room, setting side-by-side glass-covered tables in which they had arranged graphic documents relating to the projects—plans, maps, sketches, and models. The project was an inspiration for the team’s exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in 1995.