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this is modern—The German pavilion in Venice, AIT Architecture Salon, Hamburg

November 25, 2014 to December 22, 2014
this is modern—The German pavilion in Venice, AIT Architecture Salon, Hamburg

The exhibition "this is modern—The German pavilion in Venice" at the AIT Architecture Salon in Hamburg was devoted to modern architecture and design.

The Deutsche Werkbund invited 22 architectural practices from Germany, including ingenhoven architects, to present their position and attitude in a design. The brief asked for solutions for the German pavilion in Venice, after the President of the Federal Chamber of German Architects had demanded its demolition several years previously. In people’s thoughts, the building had been seen as dilapidated, which gave the architects the opportunity to erect a new building in its place. In this case, basic issues of contemporary architecture are linked to the issue of what, during 100 years of the Moderne movement, has been learned in the search for an appropriate attitude, an understanding of one’s own architectural work and—the Werkbund is committed to an interdisciplinary approach—for a contextual link between one’s own work and the adjoining buildings.

Previously, the exhibition had been shown at the North Rhine-Westphalia Academy of Sciences and Arts in Düsseldorf.