oxymoron installation by Sauerbruch Hutton

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oxymoron installation by Sauerbruch Hutton

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oxymoron installation by Sauerbruch Hutton at Venice Biennale 2018

oxymoron installation by Sauerbruch Hutton at 16th International Architecture Exhibition

La Biennale di Venezia, FREESPACE

The installation by Sauerbruch Hutton at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, FREESPACE , curated by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, is a small space enclosed by a timber framework placed amongst the monumental structure of the Corderie.

oxymoron installation by Sauerbruch Hutton

While its lower part is opaque, its upper section, where a pattern of coloured weaves counters the strict geometry of the frame, radiates a seductive glow. Inside, the colour treatment seems to explode the physical confi nes and large black and white photographs below similarly appear to expand the space. The installation condenses the architectural themes of Sauerbruch Hutton’s M9 Museum District in Venice Mestre.

oxymoron installation by Sauerbruch Hutton

Adding contemporary interventions to the palimpsest of Mestre’s centre, M9 offers a new type of curated public domain that inspires synergies between cultural, social and commercial activities. Primarily defi ned by volumetric composition, the spaces of M9 are informed through their material and chromatic presence, actively engaging the visitor in a play between visual perception and haptic reality.

oxymoron installation by Sauerbruch Hutton

For M9 freespace is a liminal zone between the public and the private spheres that offers itself for occupation. Sauerbruch Hutton’s architecture provides amenity and specifi c atmospheres. Liberating in intent, it still never betrays the fundamentally limiting act of construction. Thus the oxymoron of freespace catches an essential condition of their architectural practice.

size length 496 cm width 412 cm height 580 cm

materials – timber framework and bench: beech plywood; – colour panels: kvadrat soft cells with aluminium frame and printed fabric; – light panels: photographs printed on acryl glass, backlit by LED

team: Louisa Hutton Matthias Sauerbruch Juan Lucas Young
Jörg Albeke Isabelle Hartmann Bettina Magistretti Emanuela Mendes Francesca Poloni Tanja Reiche-Hoppe Caroline Wolf

oxymoron installation by Sauerbruch Hutton

M9 Museum District, Venice Mestre 2010–2018

The M9 museum district comprises seven buildings and includes a converted 16th century convent, a 1970s offi ce structure and a new museum for the history of the 20th century in Italy. An agent of urban renewal, it will help to redress the disparity of cultural wealth between Mestre and the historic centre of Venice across the lagoon.

Opening up a central stretch of land that was formerly occupied by military institutions, the district offers a number of new public spaces. A network of pedestrian links that characterise the neighbourhood lead to a new piazzetta and the weather protected courtyard of the former convent, embedding the quarter into Mestre’s urban tissue.

Further, a public lecture hall, restaurant, shop and mediatheque on the ground fl oor of the new building extend the public realm into the museum. A dramatic staircase draws one up into the realm of exhibitions.

client Fondazione di Venezia / Polymnia Venezia
size 25 600 m² gfa
competition 1st prize, 2010
completion 12 / 2018
www.m9digital.it gives detailed information about public tours of the M9 District building site throughout 2018

oxymoron installation by Sauerbruch Hutton

Sauerbruch Hutton

Sauerbruch Hutton is an international agency for architecture, urbanism and design, founded by Louisa Hutton and Matthias Sauerbruch in 1989. The practice has been recognised for its long-term engagement with and expertise in sustainable architecture. Its integrated design approach aims for an architecture that combines ecological performance with intuition and sensuality.

Among its award-winning projects are the GSW Headquarters in Berlin, the Brandhorst Museum in Munich and the Federal Environmental Agency in Dessau, all benchmarks for sustainable design. The 80-strong team in Berlin is currently working on a number of projects throughout Europe and Latin America, including the M9 Museum of the 20th Century in Venice.

Sauerbruch Hutton received the Erich Schelling Prize 1998, the Fritz Schumacher Prize for Architecture 2003, the Premio de Honor Internacional 2010 and the Gottfried-Semper-Preis 2013. Their KfW high-rise in Frankfurt was awarded the best Tall Building Worldwide in 2011, and their Immanuel Church in Cologne received the German Architecture Prize in 2015.

1989 Sauerbruch Hutton founded in London by Matthias Sauerbruch and Louisa Hutton
1993 second office opens in Berlin
1999 Juan Lucas Young becomes partner

associates Jürgen Bartenschlag Andrew Kiel Tom Geister David Wegener

current staff 80 people from 20 countries

Matthias Sauerbruch Prof. Dipl. Ing., AA Dipl., ARB, Hon. FAIA

Matthias Sauerbruch, born 1955 in Constance, Germany, is an architect and founding partner of Sauerbruch Hutton. He held professorships at Technische Universität Berlin and Stuttgart Akademie der Bildenden Künste and was a visiting professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design as well as at Universität der Künste Berlin. He is a founding member of the German Sustainable Building Council, a commissioner of the Munich Stadtgestaltungskommission and part of the Executive Board of KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin. Matthias Sauerbruch is an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and Director of the Architecture Section of the Berlin Akademie der Künste.

Louisa Hutton OBE RA, BA (Hons), AA Dipl., RIBA, Hon. FAIA

Louisa Hutton, born 1957 in Norwich, UK, is an architect and founding partner of Sauerbruch Hutton. She was a visiting professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design, previrously taught at the Architectural Association in London and was external examiner at various universities in the UK. Louisa Hutton is a member of the Curatorial Board of the Schelling Architecture Foundation, and was a Commissioner at CABE as well as a member of the first Steering Committee for Germany’s Bundesstiftung Baukultur. She is an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a Royal Academician of Arts.

Juan Lucas Young, Arch. FADU/UBA, Dipl. Ing. Architekt

Juan Lucas Young, born 1963 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is an architect and director of Sauerbruch Hutton. He joined Matthias Sauerbruch and Louisa Hutton in 1990 as part of the winning team for the GSW Headquarters competition, for which he was subsequently project architect. Since 1999 Juan Lucas is partner at Sauerbruch Hutton and responsible for the overall management of all projects. Juan Lucas Young lectures at numerous institutions and regularly participates in congresses and conferences worldwide.

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Location: Giardini della Biennale, Castello 1260, 30122 Venezi, Italia




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