Exhibition: "Lines of Thoughts" Meinhard von Gerkan - 50 Years of Architecture in Sketches and Drawings

18:00 - 21 July, 2015
Exhibition: "Lines of Thoughts" Meinhard von Gerkan - 50 Years of Architecture in Sketches and Drawings

Together with his partners, Meinhard von Gerkan has written architectural history over the past 50 years: the practice started life with a drum roll, with the Berlin-Tegel Airport being the first project; today, over 380 projects have been completed.

To this day, von Gerkan develops his designs with the help of sketches. On the occasion of the 50-year anniversary of gmp – Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners and von Gerkan’s 80th birthday, the "Lines of Thoughts" exhibition in the newly built Architecture Pavilion at Elbchaussee presents selected projects from his archive, which includes well over 3,000 architectural sketches, in order to illustrate how his projects develop.

ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2014-15 / ICD / ITKE University of Stuttgart

11:00 - 20 July, 2015
ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2014-15  / ICD / ITKE University of Stuttgart, Courtesy of ICD ITKE
Courtesy of ICD ITKE
  • Architects

  • Location

    Universität Stuttgart, Keplerstraße 11, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
  • Area

    40.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of ICD ITKE

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Exhibition: NORIHIKO DAN Symbiotic Thoughts of Architecture

02:30 - 20 July, 2015
Exhibition: NORIHIKO DAN Symbiotic Thoughts of Architecture, Norihiko Dan exhibition at Architekturgalerie München, Credits: Saskia Wehler
Norihiko Dan exhibition at Architekturgalerie München, Credits: Saskia Wehler

A concrete tree trunk growing in the middle of a commercial street in Tokyo, an airport terminal that looks almost like a bird’s wing, a skyscraper facade that seems to move like ocean waves, a visitors’ center perfectly integrated into the landscape of Taiwan’s largest lake – nature is everpresent in Japanese architect Norihiko Dan’s buildings. His architecture never stands alone, for Dan always seeks symbiosis; this appears in his combination of geometric-archetypical with organic forms, in his urban planning projects, which bring submerged historic and cultural identities back to light, as well as in the ecological orientation of his buildings. With dramatic contrasts in architectural language and choice of materials Norihiko Dan insistently calls for a relationship between human beings and their surroundings.

Superstudio- and Lebbeus Woods-Inspired Projections Light Up the Karlsruhe Palace

12:17 - 17 July, 2015

As part of the ongoing festivities celebrating Karlsruhe's 300th anniversary (KA300), the German city's central palace is being illuminated nightly with projections inspired by Italian 70s architecture group Superstudio and Lebbeus Woods. The elaborate installation, the Schlosslichtspiele is showcasing the work of nine prominent artists and artist groups - all of whom uniquely explore the "depths and shallows" of the Karlsruhe Palace with their visual art.

Read on to watch a video of the projections.

Villa in Potsdam / nps tchoban voss

02:00 - 15 July, 2015
Villa in Potsdam / nps tchoban voss, © Martin Tervoort
© Martin Tervoort

© Martin Tervoort © Martin Tervoort © Martin Tervoort © Martin Tervoort +16

City Villa S3 / Steimle Architekten

05:00 - 14 July, 2015
City Villa S3  / Steimle Architekten, © Brigida González
© Brigida González

© Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González © Brigida González +37

Exhibition: Nightscape 2050- A Dialogue Between Cities-Light-People in Future

02:30 - 14 July, 2015
Exhibition: Nightscape 2050- A Dialogue Between Cities-Light-People in Future, 2050 NIGHTSCAPE LIGHTING PLANNERS ASSOCIATES
2050 NIGHTSCAPE LIGHTING PLANNERS ASSOCIATES

The emphasis on light and lighting now is more than ever and this is evident from the global initiative by UNESCO to declare and celebrate 2015 as the International Year of Light. With this in mind, Nightscape 2050 is a unique exhibition dedicated to Lighting and is aimed to explore a completely new horizon of lighting design. This exhibition aims to explore the interactions between people, light, and cities in the year 2050. 

BIG Designs New Tower for Frankfurt

12:56 - 30 June, 2015
BIG Designs New Tower for Frankfurt, © BIG
© BIG

BIG has been selected through a competition to realize a 185-meter-tall, mixed-use tower in Frankfurt. With a shape that is "both rational and sculptural," the skyscraper is organized as a basic volume whose floor plates "shift" to provide the "best spaces for each specific program."

"Organized as a slender and rational stack of inhabited floors, the tower is interrupted by two sculptural moves where the program changes," says BIG.

Exhibition: Picture, Tower, Building – Richard Meier and the Ulm Minster

16:00 - 29 June, 2015
Exhibition: Picture, Tower, Building – Richard Meier and the Ulm Minster, Ulm Stadthaus Exhibition & Assembly Building - Copyright Scott Frances
Ulm Stadthaus Exhibition & Assembly Building - Copyright Scott Frances

Designed by Richard Meier & Partners Architects, The Ulm Stadthaus presents a new exhibition of some of the most iconic and current projects by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier. The works on display explore the development of the work of Richard Meier with some of his early residential projects in contrast to some of the more recent urban and large scale projects all around the globe in New York City, Hamburg, Prague and Mexico City.

The exhibition includes a selection of models, original sketches, drawings and photographs. Some of the projects exhibited on the show include the house designed by Richard Meier for his parents in Essex Fells, New Jersey, the Ulm Stadthaus, and the iconic Smith House in Darien, Connecticut. Other projects in the exhibition are some of the more recent and large scale developments such as the Reforma Towers, the East River Masterplan, Coffee Plaza, the Charles & Perry Street Condominiums, ECM City Tower and the unbuilt competition proposals for Madison Square Garden and the New York Historical Society.

Vitra + Camper Store at Vitra Campus / Kéré Architecture

05:00 - 29 June, 2015
Vitra + Camper Store at Vitra Campus / Kéré Architecture, Courtesy of Kéré Architecture
Courtesy of Kéré Architecture

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Pavilion for the City Jubilee / J. Mayer H. Architects

13:00 - 28 June, 2015
Pavilion for the City Jubilee  / J. Mayer H. Architects, © Frank Dinger
© Frank Dinger

© Frank Dinger © Frank Dinger © Michael Kneffel © Uli Deck +14

Kulturzentrum Neun / nbundm*

13:00 - 27 June, 2015
Kulturzentrum Neun / nbundm*, © Henning Koepke
© Henning Koepke
  • Architects

  • Location

    Elisabethstraße 9, 85051 Ingolstadt, Germany
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Henning Koepke © Henning Koepke © Henning Koepke © Henning Koepke +15

House B / Format Elf Architekten

05:00 - 27 June, 2015
House B / Format Elf Architekten, © Cordula De Bloeme
© Cordula De Bloeme

© Cordula De Bloeme © Cordula De Bloeme © Cordula De Bloeme © Cordula De Bloeme +16

Sports Hall at Schuldorf Bergstrasse / Loewer + Partner Architekten

03:00 - 26 June, 2015
Sports Hall at Schuldorf Bergstrasse / Loewer + Partner Architekten, © Ralf Heidenreich
© Ralf Heidenreich
  • Architects

  • Location

    Schuldorf Bergstraße Sandstraße 64342 Seeheim-Jugenheim
  • Design Team

    Edmund Kallenbach, Matthias Pohl, Felix Junglas, Markus Märte
  • Associates

    Andreas Janouschkowetz, Roland Meergans, Rudolf Schulz
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Ralf Heidenreich © Ralf Heidenreich © Ralf Heidenreich © Ralf Heidenreich +23

Sandwich / Atelier ST

02:00 - 20 June, 2015
Sandwich / Atelier ST, © Bertram Bölkow
© Bertram Bölkow
  • Architects

  • Location

    Seepromenade 74, 14476 Potsdam, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Silvia Schellenberg-Thaut, Sebastian Thaut
  • Planning of Structural Framework

    Mayer-Vorfelder und Dinkelacker Ingenieurgesellschaft
  • Area

    111.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Bertram Bölkow © Bertram Bölkow © Bertram Bölkow © Bertram Bölkow +16

HPP Selected to Redesign Cologne's University of Music and Dance

13:17 - 18 June, 2015
HPP Selected to Redesign Cologne's University of Music and Dance, Courtyard. Image © HPP Architects
Courtyard. Image © HPP Architects

HPP Architects has won a competition to extend the campus of Cologne's University of Music and Dance. Chosen over 13 entries, the winning design will enclose a site in the Kunibertsviertel, close to Cologne’s railway station, and transform it into an "attractive" urban area. The plan, deemed by the jury to be a "clear example of a successful urban remedy," also calls for the conversion of an existing building into an animated concert and dance hall. 

American Perspectives: From Classic to Contemporary

06:00 - 13 June, 2015
American Perspectives: From Classic to Contemporary, Thomas W Schaller. From the City, 1990, Aquarell, 883 x 651 mm © Thomas W Schaller
Thomas W Schaller. From the City, 1990, Aquarell, 883 x 651 mm © Thomas W Schaller

The opening of the exhibition American Perspectives: From Classic to Contemporary presents the hand-drawn worlds of prominent American architects and architectural draftsmen. The art of architectural representation in the USA, particularly at the beginning of the 20th century, reached heights of originality and perfection, which still stands out today. On show will be works by Frank Lloyed Wright, Richard Neutra, Lebbeus Woods and Achilles Rizzoli.

Nursery +E In Marburg / Opus Architekten

03:00 - 12 June, 2015
Nursery +E In Marburg / Opus Architekten, © Eibe Sönnecken
© Eibe Sönnecken
  • Architects

  • Location

    Marburg, Germany
  • Architect in Charge

    Anke Mensing, Andreas Sedler
  • Design Team

    Kristin Egermann, Uwe Kühn, Jessica Mazur, Tina Ritter
  • Area

    1100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Eibe Sönnecken © Eibe Sönnecken © Eibe Sönnecken © Eibe Sönnecken +33