END OF YEAR / BRETT STEELE / PAPILLON AND THE OTHER HALF

Herzliche Einladung zu den Veranstaltungen der Städelschule!


END-OF-YEAR EVENTS
9th - 10th July 2009

Deutsches Architekturmuseum - DAM
Schaumainkai 43
Frankfurt am Main

Alle Veranstaltungen der Architekturklasse finden in englischer Sprache statt.


The End-of-Year Events of the Architecture Class provide a series of exciting opportunities for visiting the Städelschule Architecture Class (SAC) where stimulating discussions about architecture will be taking place. For these events, SAC is proud to host a variety of world-class theorists and architects some of whom include: Brett Steele, the director of AA, London; Mark Wigley, dean and professor of architecture at Columbia University; Professor Beatriz Colomina of Princeton University; Peter Cachola Schmal, director of Deutsches Architekturmuseum; Professor Achim Menges of Stuttgart University and Frank Barkow of Barkow Leibinger Architekten. These distinguished guests join the faculty of SAC which includes: Daniel Birnbaum, rector and professor of the Städelschule, Professor Ben van Berkel, Professor Johan Bettum, Professor Nikolaus Hirsch, Lars Nixdorff, Sigurdur Gunnarsson, Professor Klaus Bollinger, Professor Manfred Grohmann, Dr.-Ing. Oliver Tessmann and Agnes Weilandt.


Review of the Research and Experiments by the First Year Group
Thursday, 10th July, 12h, DAM

The work of the first year students comprises of research and experiments that are based on their respective analysis of a selected pavilion from the recent history of architecture. From their investigations, the students have derived individual topics and thematic foci which have then been developed through a series of modelling experiments. The results of these are being presented in respect to their implications for architecture.


Diploma Thesis Review
Friday, 10th July, 10h, DAM

The Diploma Thesis project revolves around the design of an “Art Hostel” for Inhotim Centro de Arte Contemporanea, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The museum is one of the central institutions in Brazil for contemporary art and is intending to expand its services for visitors. This includes the plan to build a hostel that can cater for individual visitors and groups as much as form a programmatic connection to the local community. The thesis project proposals are the results of research and experiments conducted in the architecture class within the last two years.


Dean's Honorary Lecture: Brett Steele
& The Günter Bock Prize: First Year Prize for Excellent Work
Friday, 10th July, 16:30h, DAM

This year the Dean’s Honorary Lecture will be delivered by Brett Steele, the director of the Architectural Association (AA) in London, one of the most prestigious architectural schools in the world. Since taking up the role, Steele has consolidated the role of the school as a hub for the exchange and production of architectural knowledge and invention reflecting current cultural trends in the Western world. Steele’s honorary lecture follows those of Greg Lynn (2008), Mohsen Mostafavi (2007) and Mark Wigley (2006). With the series, the dean of SAC seeks to pay personal tribute to and honour outstanding individuals for their role and achievements in architecture.

For the third year in a row, the Günter Bock Prize will be awarded to a student in the First Year Group whose general performance and portfolio is considered outstanding. The prize is named after the previous leader of the Architecture Class, the Frankfurt-architect Günter Bock (1918-2002) and the sum of 4500 Euros is supplied by the Lions Club Frankfurt Flughafen. The prize jury is comprised of the mentioned projects review panel, headed by Professor Ben van Berkel.


"Papillon and the Other Half"
im Rahmen der Ausstellung "Der Pavillon – Lust und Polemik in der Architektur"
Eröffnung: Freitag, 10. Juli, 19 Uhr
Ausstellungsdauer: 11. Juli – 20. September

Temporäre Architektur ist nicht nur experimentelles Denken und Konstruieren, sondern immer auch Bauen für klimatisch warme und gemäßigte Jahreszeiten. Passend zum Sommer widmet sich das Deutsche Architekturmuseum in der Ausstellung "Der Pavillon – Lust und Polemik in der Architektur" ganz dem Thema Pavillonarchitektur. Als ein paradigmatisches Beispiel wird der DAM-Pavillon von Barkow Leibinger Architekten und Werner Sobek Ingenieuren vorgestellt.

Im zweiten Teil der Schau unternimmt die Städelschule Architecture Class (SAC), einen einzigartigen Ausflug in die polemische Welt der architektonischen Pavillons. Die Präsentation eigens für die Ausstellung hergestellter Modelle erlaubt neue und außergewöhnliche Blicke auf bekannte Pavillons der jüngeren Architekturgeschichte. Moderne Klassiker von Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Gerrit Rietveld und Frei Otto treffen auf zeitgenössische Pavillons von Toyo Ito, David Adjaye, Álvaro Siza und Diller + Scofidio. Die Studierenden der SAC zeigen ihre Modellentwürfe und Forschungsergebnisse auf einer eigens dafür entworfenen dreidimensionalen Wandmatrix – „the Papillon“.

Zur Ausstellung erscheint im Hatje Cantz Verlag die reich bebilderte Publikation „Der Pavillon – Lust und Polemik in der Architektur“ mit Essays von Frank Barkow, Barry Bergdoll, Ben van Berkel, Johan Bettum, Christian Brensing, Kerstin Bußmann, Beatriz Colomina, Nikolaus Hirsch, Werner Sobek und Wolfgang Sundermann.

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