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12 Jan 2018

Aedes Architecture Forum Exhibition News

Urban Intermedia: City, Archive, Narrative

Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative and Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

Screenshot Urban Intermedia [Berlin]:
Screenshot Urban Intermedia [Berlin]
picture © Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative

Opening: Friday, 26 January 2018, 6.30pm
Exhibition: 27 January – 21 February 2018
Location: Aedes Architecture Forum, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11am-6.30pm, Sunday-Monday 1-5pm
Special Opening Hours: Saturday, 27 January 2018, 1-5pm

New research fields and methods in the area of the built environment are being developed due to the increasing dynamics and complexity of urban spaces. Different media can serve as tools for knowledge production, such as archival documents, digital records, photography, cartography, architectural drawing, graphic design, text, animation, film or video.

The Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative, sponsored by Harvard University and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is investigating interdisciplinary urban research through a broad use of media in a four-year study. ‘Urban Intermedia: City, Archive, Narrative’ presents projects by scholars and designers which provide innovative perspectives on urban environments, societies and cultures in Berlin, Boston, Istanbul and Mumbai through visual narratives.

Both the research and the exhibition focus on the importance of communication and collaboration across professional boundaries and academic disciplines when it comes to urban issues. Each discipline produces its own forms of knowledge but also has its ‘blind spots’ that can only be approached through other frameworks.

The Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative uses new media-rich research methods to bring those blind spots into focus and to explore topics and themes that are outside the conventional narratives and dominant conceptual frameworks of urban research. In particular, a range of technologies is used to bring physical and digital into dialogue and registration with each other.

By these methods, the distinct languages of different media interact at the deepest structural levels – hybridizing and exchanging properties and techniques – and in the process generating new ‘intermedia’ languages and ways of acquiring and producing knowledge about cities. These methods make it possible to examine complex and dynamic urban phenomena through multiple critical lenses, and to visualize them in densely layered spatiotemporal narratives.

The four city-based research projects in Berlin, Boston, Istanbul, and Mumbai serve as ‘portals’ into three key themes that structure the exhibition:

• the interdependence of the planned + the unplanned, formal and informal practices
• the urban imprint of migration + mobility, modalities of inclusion and exclusion
• the interrelation of nature + technology, urban ecologies and infrastructures

Screenshot Urban Intermedia [Boston]:
Screenshot Urban Intermedia [Boston]
picture © Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative

These themes are explored through site-based intermedia visual narratives – composed of digitized archival and contemporary photographs, drawings, maps, animations, documents, texts, video and film footage – that unfold in place and time. Projected onto silicone screens embedded with 3D models of the cities, the dynamic, immersive, and media-rich narratives challenge our encounter with and understanding of urban environments. The stories they tell are radically open to interpretation, elaboration, and the interactive construction of meaning with viewers of the exhibition.

Further information on the exhibition can be found at: www.aedes-arc.de

Speaking at the Opening
Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss Aedes, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Eve Blau Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative, Harvard University, Cambridge
Prof. Robert Gerard Pietrusko Harvard University, Cambridge
Prof. Dr. Philipp Misselwitz Technical University Berlin

21 Dec 2017

Aedes Architecture Forum 2018 Exhibition News

The Groundscape Experience

Dominique Perrault, Paris with SubLab, EPFL, Lausanne & ADSlab, EWHA Womans University, Seoul

Opening: Friday, January 26, 2018, 6.30 pm

Exhibition: January 27 – March 8, 2018

Exhibition venue: Aedes Architecture Forum, Christinenstr. 18–19, 10119 Berlin

Opening times: Tuesday–Friday 11:00 am–6:30 pm, Sunday–Monday 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Lightwalk, Seoul:
Lightwalk, Seoul Aedes Architecture Forum 2018 Exhibition
picture © Dominique Perrault Architecte

With this exhibition Dominique Perrault underlines his conviction for the potential of a better use of our cities underground. Nowadays, subsurface constructions are a particular form of architecture, a technical and logistics realm, which is buried to avoid seeing it. The SubLab (Laboratory for Underground Architecture) under Dominique Perrault‘s direction, aims to correct this low exploitation and the rather unflattering terminology associated with it. As environmental challenges and urban problematic issues are forcing architects to extend their research area, the idea is to find new ways to occupy the territory – into the depths.

The installation consists of two complementary parts: one section shows research projects with a sequence of experiments brought to Aedes by university students from EPFL(École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland) and EWHA (Womans University, Seoul,South Korea) as well as the professional research corpus developed around ‘Groundscape’ by Dominique Perrault´s office research platform: DPAx.

The second section presents the newly won competition entry of Dominique Perrault Architecture in partnership with Junglim Consortium from Korea called ‘Lightwalk’. It is a definite underground urban project that will form a new zone within the city of Seoul, in dialogue with the Han River and Tancheon stream. The program with a build area of 167.000 m2 includes a multi-modal hub, train station, urban park, and commercial complex, requiring a large-scale intervention in the city. The completion is scheduled for 2023.

The proposals of Dominique Perrault´s ‘SubLab’ and the students’ research demonstrate that ‘Groundscape’ can be a potent catalyst for urban networks. It also offers naturally ideal thermal inertia and ensures utmost respect for the landscape as a whole, providing elegant enhancements to the architectural heritage. So this final terrestrial frontier is economically within reach, with its vast, virtually untapped reserve of real estate. For developers, the ‘Groundscape’ opens up the possibility of expanding a building while respecting its context. For municipal authorities, it promises to provide a major source of revenue thanks to newly available development sites in central locations. The resources unlocked from this underground zone will enable cities to intensify urban life without increasing density.

More information about the research of Dominique Perrault and his partners on the potential of the underground can be found in the publications: Dominique Perrault. ‘Groundscapes – Other topographies’, published by Editions HYX. 2016 and ‘SubLab+ ADSLab –Thesaurus’, published by NemoFactory. Editor Joon-Hee Lee. 2017.

Dominique Perrault

Praemium Imperiale award winner (Japan), the French architect and urban planner, Dominique Perrault Architect, is a professor and director of the Underground Architecture Laboratory (SUB) at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland. He is also the founder of DPAx, a multidisciplinary research platform exploring architecture from a wider perspective, and DPA Lab, a laboratory of research and innovation developing processes that reinvent the vocabulary of architecture.

Along with the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, his main projects to date include the Olympic Velodrome and Swimming Pool in Berlin, the extension of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg, the Olympic Tennis Stadium in Madrid, the EWHA Womans University in Seoul and the Fukoku Tower in Osaka. In recent years, Dominique Perrault inaugurated the tallest tower of Austria in Vienna, the DC Tower 1, and led various heritage rehabilitation projects, including the new public entry pavilion for the Château de Versailles and the repurposing of La Poste du Louvre in Paris.

Current studies and urban research projects include the Olympic Village – Paris 2024 and the “Mission Ile de la Cité,” an urban study commissioned by the president of the French Republic that reflects upon the future of the thriving, historical center of Paris from now until 2040.

More info :www.d-p-a.fr  / www.dpa-x.com

EPFL SubLab, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), one of the world’s most cosmopolitan universities, is located on the shores of the Geneva Lake, at the foot of the Alps. Its main campus brings together over 11,000 people from over 120 nations.

As part of the ENAC (School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering), the SubLab, (Laboratory for Underground Architecture) founded by Prof. Dominique Perrault, rallies Juan Fernández-Andrino, Ignacio Ferrer, and Richard Nguyen, a team of professionals, teachers, and researchers with specific architectural, technical, and academic experience in underground architecture. More info at: http://sub.epfl.ch

EWHA ADSlab, EWHA Womans University, Seoul, South Korea

EWHA comprises 14 colleges, 14 graduate schools, and 25,000 students, and each year has produced 3,500 graduates with bachelor’s degrees, 2,000 with master’s degrees and 200 with doctoral degrees. As Korea’s first educational institution for women, EWHA has now grown into the largest women’s university in the world.

Professor Yoonhie Lee is director of ADSlab (Architectonic Design Strategy Laboratory) at ELTEC College of Engineering, EWHA. Establishing research foundation in ADSlab, she seeks to work on the projects engaging her theoretical research and topics such as materials, details, and tectonic application. More info at: http://.ea.ewha.ac.kr and http://adslabplus.com

The speakers for the opening are

Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Aedes, Berlin

Anne-Marie Descôtes, Ambassador of France in Germany

Christine Schraner Burgener, Ambassador of Switzerland in Germany

Dominique Perrault, Architect, Paris

Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin
Telephone: +49-30-282 70 15
E-Mail: be@aedes-arc.de

8 + 5 Nov 2017

Aedes Architecture Forum News

Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos: TABULA – The Arvo Pärt Centre in Estonia

Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, Madrid/Berlin
TABULA – The Arvo Pärt Centre in Estonia

Exhibition: December 9, 2017 – January 16, 2018
Opening: Friday, December 8, 2017, 6.30 pm
Exhibition venue: Aedes Architecture Forum, Christinenstr. 18–19, 10119 Berlin
Opening times: Tuesday–Friday 11:00 am–6:30 pm, Sunday–Monday 1:00 pm–5:00 pm

Arvo Pärt Centre in Estonia building by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

The exhibition TABULA presents the Arvo Pärt Centre created by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos in Estonia. The ensemble is currently under construction and will be the new home for the legacy of the distinguished Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. The centre is situated in Laulasmaa, 35 km from Tallinn, on a peninsula with a magnificent natural surrounding within a pine forest near the sea. Core of the Arvo Pärt Centre will be the archive, which brings together the entire creative heritage of the composer, providing a research and learning environment for cultural education.

Arvo Pärt Centre in Estonia building by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

The exhibition presents a visual-acoustic installation which captures the atmosphere of the Arvo Pärt Centre, while visitors can listen to Arvo Pärts composition „Tabula rasa“.

The Estonian Arvo Pärt is regarded as one of the most important living composers of new music. With the aim of creating opportunities for preserving and researching the creative heritage of the composer in his native land, and in the context of the Estonian language, Arvo Pärt and his family founded the Arvo Pärt Centre 2010 in Laulasmaa.

Arvo Pärt Centre in Estonia building by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

With the chosen structure of a geometric pattern, originated in a repeated pentagonal form, the architects want to keep alive and interpret in architectural terms the creative legacy of Arvo Pärt means to find a balance between the intimacy of his musical compositions and the powerful beauty of the Estonian landscape. The Arvo Pärt Centre is planned to be opened to the public in autumn 2018, the year that Estonia celebrates its 100th anniversary.

The exhibition presents the new building for the Arvo Pärt Centre that is designed by the Spanish architects Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano / Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. The Centre covers an area of 2350 m2 and will accommodate the archive, a library, a 150-seat chamber hall, an exhibition area, a video hall, and classrooms for cultural education as well as employee’s work spaces.

Arvo Pärt Centre in Estonia building by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

The exhibition installation will convey the atmosphere of the Arvo Pärt Centre. The defining elements of the building will be displayed resting on a figurative plane in which shape, rhythm and transparency will become distinct parts of the conceptual presentation, in order to give an in-depth view of the project. Arvo Pärt ´s music will surround the visitors as they walk among the exhibited pieces.

Arvo Pärt Centre in Estonia building by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

Images © Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

About Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos was founded in 1985 by Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano and have offices in Madrid and Berlin.

Enrique Sobejano has worked as an architect since graduating from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning at Columbia University in New York in 1983. He is a professor at the Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK), where he holds the chair of Principles of Design. He is a permanent member of the Akademie der Künste Berlin (AdK).

Fuensanta Nieto has worked as an architect since graduating from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning at Columbia University in New York in 1983. She is a founding partner of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos and a professor at the Universidad Europea de Madrid.

They are recipients of the 2007 National Prize for Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage and the 2010 Nike Prize issued by the Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA), as well as the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (2010), the Piranesi Prix de Rome (2011), the European Museum of the Year Award (2012), the Hannes Meyer Prize (2012), AIA Honorary Fellowship (2015) and the Alvar Aalto Medal in 2015.

For further information on the exhibition, please visit www.aedes-arc.de

Arvo Pärt Centre in Estonia building design by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

Speakers on the opening evening
Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Aedes, Berlin
Michel Pärt, Chairman of the Arvo Pärt Centre Board, Laulasmaa
Anu Kivilo, Managing Director of Arvo Pärt Centre, Laulamaa
Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, Madrid/Berlin

ACCOMPANYING EVENT PRIOR THE EXHIBITION:

Friday, 8. Dezember 2017, 4.30 Uhr
Prior the opening

TABULA – The Arvo Pärt Centre in Estonia
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, Madrid/Berlin

Presentation of the project, followed by a conversation
at ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory:

Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, Madrid/Berlin
Michel Pärt, Chairman of the Arvo Pärt Centre Board, Laulasmaa
Anu Kivilo, Managing Director of Arvo Pärt Centre, Laulasmaa

The presentation will be in English. More info at: www.aedes-arc.de

Please register for this event at reply@ancb.de

Images © Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

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