Sou Fujimoto has unveiled three design proposals for an extension to Philip Johnson’s Kunsthalle Bielefeld in Germany. Since its completion in 1968, the museum has built a reputation for hosting temporary exhibitions. However, with the construction of the new wing, Kunsthalle Bielefeld will expand their services to accommodate a contemporary art gallery.
Read on to review Sou Fujimoto’s three proposals…
Architects: Matteo Thun & Partners
Location: Kösching, Germany
Project Leader Architecture: Bruno Franchi
Project Leader Interior Design: Uta Bahn
Architects In Charge: Oliver Hofmeister, Julia Leinfelder, Jens Seemüller
Interior Designer: Michael Catoir
Area: 4000.0 sqm
Photographs: Jens Weber
Architects: gmp Architekten
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Design: Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Rüdiger von Helmolt and Carsten Borucki
Design Team: Gesche Arns-Büsker, Stefan Greuel, Michael Haase, Vera Hendrix, Rouja König, Evelyn Martens, Angela Modemann, Franz Lensing, Simone Schröder-Ripp, Tom Siehoff, Philipp Weber
Year: 2013 sqm
Photographs: Hans-Georg Esch
Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects
Location: Pinakothek der Moderne, Barer Straße 40, 80333 Munich, Germany
Designed For: Pinakothek der Moderne und Bayrische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Bayrisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst
Photographs: Photographs of Architecture, Rainer Viertlböck, Markus Lanz, Dennis Bangert
Planning: Designtoproduction (Arnold Walz and Fabian Scheurer )
Structural Engineering: Consuplan
Photographs: EIGHT GmbH & Co. KG.
Architects: Behnisch Architekten, Pohl Architekten
Location: Reichenhaller Straße 79, 83334 Inzell, Germany
Behnisch Architekten Team: Stefan Behnisch (Partner), Robert Hösle (Partner), Andreas Leupold (Projektleiter), Connie Wust, Wyly Brown, Roxanne Reusse, Andreas Peyker, Jonathan Fahy
Pohl Architekten Team: Göran Pohl (Partner), Julia Pohl (Partner, Pro- jektleiter), Falk Krüger, Anja Klein
Client: Gemeinde Inzell
Area: 20000.0 sqm
Photographs: Meike Hansen, David Matthiesen
Forming a distinctive entrance to the listed Baden-Wurttemberg parliament building, the design for the Citizen and Media Centre by Henning Larsen Architects recently won the first prize in the competition. The new entrance is shaped like a large amphitheatre, sunk in the ground to attract its 65,000 visitors a year. The round shape also creates an agora in the center, ideal for political meetings and public cultural events alike. More images and architects’ description after the break.
With the exhibition “The Poetics of Boxes” Aedes presents the first monographic show in Europe of the work of Mathias Klotz from Santiago de Chile, currently one of Chile’s most successful international architects.
Klotz’s works are characterised by their structural clarity. The distinct volumes and lines of his buildings correspond with perfect conceptual rigour to the landscape. In the exhibition this cosmopolitan from the Pacific presents his approaches and working methods. Alongside his work as an architect for over thirty years, Mathias Klotz is also active as filmmaker and photographer. So in a certain way his buildings can be understood as constructed screenplays. They tell the stories of the inhabitants and the surroundings. Klotz’s stylistic devices are framed views, light and shadow, as well as a reduced palette of materials consisting mostly of timber and exposed concrete. Views into and out of the buildings provide a strong connection with the setting. The relationship between inside and outside is a very central theme in Klotz’s oeuvre.
Speaking at the opening, on September 13, will be Pritzker Prize jury member, Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Cristóbal Molina Baeza, Commissioner National Council for Culture and the Arts, Miquel Adriá, Director Arquine, and Mathias Klotz.
More information and images after the break.