The city of Berlin is an emotionally loaded city, a mystical metropolis. The images of Berlin are burned into our collective memory. Berlin is a city with an ‘Earth-shaking’ history in a country with a horrific past.
The confrontation with this Berlin, this part of west island as in East Germany, is a shocking experience. Nowhere are the political contradictions so keenly felt as here. A feeling that each of us must experience to feel the relativity of force, as it is played so great on both sides of the barriers.
This time no packed architectural program as in previous years, but a three-day trip with possibility to wander around.
Hollein first makes a thorough study of the area where he has implanted something, he also takes into account the context and involves this even in his own design. He introduces some decorative elements that are quotations in his designs, sometimes even quotes from his own earlier work.
A varied program with the recent architectural landscape of Hollein, the valiant expressionism of Bohm in the 60s, the Japanese purism of Mayekawa and the postmodern collages by Guchez and Numez.
Lecture by architect Marc Dubois on the Venice Biennial 1980: The first international architecture exhibition with the theme “The Presence of the Past.”