Nature/03 Campo Baeza. The Tree of Creation

Natute/03 Campo Baeza
4 exhibitions/installations
01 Francesco Venezia 25 February-30 April 2011
02 West 8 20 May-21 August 2011
03 Alberto Campo Baeza 9 September-30 October 2011 extended until 6 November
04 UNStudio November 2011-January 2012

A huge tree, the leaves of which are drawings, a marsh from which emerge images of projects, a great installation recreating the mental landscape of Alberto Campo Baeza: this is El árbol de la creación – The tree of creation, the third episode of Nature, the cycle of four monographic installations with which MAXXI Architecture is exploring new interpretations of contemporary architectural research.
The tree of creation, curated and installed by Manuel Blanco and coproduced with Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), provides a comprehensive analysis of the relationship with nature of one of Spain’s most radical contemporary architects, the creator of a significant nucleus of works that have become points of reference for the specific use of natural light and landscape.

Thursday 8 September at 20.30, on the occasion of the inauguration, Alberto Campo Baeza will hold a conference devoted to his work at the MAXXI auditorium – free admittance while seats available.

Campo Baeza, L’albero della creazione ©Cemal Emden

Campo Baeza, L’albero della creazione ©Cemal Emden


“Alberto Campo Baeza is one of the purest and most radical Spanish architects.
Natural light is the material with which he constructs the spaces of his works. The pools of light he projects and allows to slide across his walls ensure his spaces mutate continuously.
His architecture sets man on a pedestal, in the midst of nature, simultaneously utilising the solution of the protective refuge, the belvedere and the plane that leads us to the landscape.
In this exhibition I have attempted to analyse his creative process, revealing the intimate dimension of the architecture and its idiom, that which ensures that Campo Baeza, building “more with less”, is one of the great masters of contemporary architecture.’

Manuel Blanco