Rem e il suo … imperatore …

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Si sa che ogni architetto avrebbe bisogno del suo “Principe”, …
ma, … meglio ancora, se trova il suo “Imperatore” …
E così, dopo aver ricevuto il Pritzker … il famoso “premio della casa” … finalmente, l’XXL Rem ha fatto Bingo …
Riporta bloomberg.com del 16.10.2006 a firma di Julia Werdigier, titolando “London – Rothschild Hires Rem Koolhaas to Design New London Headquarters”:

“NM Rothschild & Sons Ltd., the family- owned U.K. investment bank that has been based in the same London building since 1809, hired Rem Koolhaas to design new headquarters in the city.
Rothschild aims to move into the building, on the site of its current premises in London’s main financial district, in time for the bank’s 200th anniversary. Koolhaas, a 61-year-old Dutch architect, designed the Prada flagship store in New York and the Seattle Public Library.
By the bicentenary in 2009, Rothschild will have ‘laid the foundations for a new century in a fine building which addresses the bank’s needs for the decades ahead,’ Chairman David de Rothschild said today in an e-mailed statement.
Lazard Ltd., the investment bank whose origins date back to 1848, moved to offices in the west of London in 2003. Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., the fourth-largest U.S. securities firm, relocated its U.K. headquarters to a 33-floor glass-and-steel skyscraper in Canary Wharf designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in 2002.
Rothschild’s existing home in St. Swithin’s Lane in east London includes a room from which the bank set the world price for gold, known as the gold fix, every day from 1919 through 2004. The new building will have ten office floors linked to three annexes and will accommodate all of Rothschild’s employees in London. …
The Rothschild banking empire was founded by Mayer Amschel, who was born in 1743 in Germany and trained as a dealer of rare coins in Frankfurt’s Jewish ghetto. In the 1790s, he sent four of his five sons to set up trading firms in London, Paris, Naples and Vienna. Rothschild currently has over 40 offices in 33 countries and employs about 2,000 people worldwide.” …

Complimenti al più “global” e “imperiale” dei nostri “colleghi” …
così, … tra l’altro, … si capiscono anche meglio i recenti “trionfi” romani …
suoi e dei suoi allievi …

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