Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Exhibitions
Exhibitions List

Exhibitions 1995-2020

Akademie der Künste
»urbainable – stadthaltig«
Berlin, 09-11/2020

Europäisches Parlament Brüssel
European Parliament in Brussels
»20 Architectural Projects Against Climate Change«
Brüssel, 10/2019

Permanent exhibition »Artificial Nature«
Berlin, since 09/2019

Aedes Galerie Berlin
AEDES Architecture Forum
»Zukunft Schulbau – Europäische Beispiele zeitgemäßer Schularchitektur«
»Future School Buildings – European examples of contemporary school architecture«
Berlin, 06-08/2019

Museum der Arbeit Hamburg
»Frau Architekt«
Hamburg, 06-08/2019

DAM Deutsches Architekturmuseum
Frankfurt am Main, 06-10/2018

DAM Deutsches Architekturmuseum
»DAM Award 2018 – The 25 Best Buildings in/from Germany«
Frankfurt, 01-05/2018

DAM Deutsches Architekturmuseum
Frankfurt, 09/2017-03/2018

»architectdocuments 4«
Kassel, 06-09/2017

DAM Deutsches Architekturmuseum
»DAM Award 2017 – The 24 Best Buildings in/from Germany«
Frankfurt, 01-04/2017

Architekturgalerie München
»Topotek 1: Creative Infidelities«
Munich, 11-12/2016

Topotek 1
»Topotek 1: Exhibition/Office«
Berlin, 09-10/2016

Cullity Gallery UWA School of Architecture
Perth, Australia, 08/2016

Architekturmuseum der TU München
»World of Malls«
Munich, 07-10/2016

Berlin, 06-09/2015

Chamber of Architects Berlin
»da! Architektur in Berlin 2016«
Berlin, 03/2016

COAM Madrid
»Arquitectura para la educatión«
Madrid, 10-11/2015

»Room n Room«
Berlin, 07-09/2015

Berlin, 05/2015

Deutscher Werkbund
»this is modern«
Venedig, 06-08/2014

Chamber of Architects Berlin
»da! Architektur in Berlin 2013«
Berlin, 03/2013

Foundation for Culture of Building Rhineland-Palatinate
»Nicer Shopping? – Inner-city Centers of Commerce«
Mainz, 06-08/2012

Senate Department for Urban Development
Berlin, 08/2010

BDA Gallery Berlin
»After the Wall. Projects for a New City«
Berlin, 11/2009-01/2010

Chamber of Architects Berlin
»da! Architektur in Berlin 2009«
Berlin, 06-07/2009

C.A.U.E. 5
»Routes of Architecture in Europe«
Strasbourg, 11/2008-01/2009

Chamber of Architects Berlin
»da! Architektur in Berlin 2008«
Berlin, 06-07/2008

DAZ Deutsches Architektur Zentrum
»Berlin – New York Dialogues«
Berlin, 03-05/2008

Center for Architecture
»Berlin – New York Dialogues«
New York, 11/2007-01/2008

German Embassy Minsk
»City & House / New Architecture in Berlin«
Minsk, 11-12/2007

Senate Department for Urban Development
»Convertible City«
Berlin, 05-07/2007

BDA Gallery Berlin
»Stadtwohnen – neu«
Berlin, 02-03/2007

KAP Forum Köln
»Convertible City«
Cologne, 01-03/2007

10. International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale, 2006
Commissioners of the German Contribution »Convertible City«
Venice, 09-11/2006

Aedes Gallery Berlin
»Gruentuch Ernst Architects: urban upgrade – Strategies for Urban Compacting«
Berlin, 06-07/2006

BDA Gallery Berlin
»Sustainable construction«
Berlin, 05-06/2006

»German Architecture: Between Hightech and Sustainability«
Santiago de Chile, 09/2005

Victoria & Albert Museum
»Deutschlandscape – Epicentres at the Periphery«
London, 09/2005-01/2006

Chamber of Architects Berlin
»da! Architektur in Berlin 2005«
Berlin, 06-07/2005

stadt.bau.raum Gelsenkirchen
»Deutschlandscape – Epicentres at the Periphery«
Gelsenkirchen, 03-04/2005

Asian Design Forum 2004
»future urbanism«
Kuala Lumpur, 09/2004

Architecture Biennale 2004 Venice
»Deutschlandscape – Epicentres at the Periphery«
German Pavilion, Venice, 2004

Shussev Museum for Architecture
»Floating Berlin«
Moscow 2004

Goethe Institute Madrid
»Berlin – Experimental Field for Architektur. The City after 1989«
Madrid, 10-12/2003

City of Hamburg – Building and Traffic Authority
»10 x living – New Accommodations of Hamburg«
Hamburg, 09/2003

University of Dortmund and Design Centre Thuringia
»The first sketch«
Weimar, 08-09/2003

Chamber of Architects Berlin
»da! Architektur in Berlin 2003«
Berlin, 06-07/2003

Vitra Design Museum
»Design Berlin! New Projects for a Changing City«
Touring exhibition: Berlin, Manchester, Madrid, Berlin, 05/2003

Gallery in the Palais am Festungsgraben
»Floating Homes – 11 Projects for Living on the Water«
Berlin, 01-02/2003

Shanghai Biennale 2002, Shanghai Art Museum
»Urban Creation«
Shanghai, 2002

Berlinische Gallery
»Fifty : Fifty«
Berlin, 06-07/2001

Chamber of Architects Berlin
»da! Architektur in Berlin 2001«
Berlin, 06-07/2001

NAi – Netherlands Architecture Institute
»Made in Berlin«
Rotterdam, 05/2001

Aedes Gallery Berlin
»Corporate Architecture Autostadt Wolfsburg«
Berlin, 07/2000

PS1 – Centre for Contemporary Art (MoMA)
»Children of Berlin«
New York, 1999

Art Forum Berlin, Gallery Volker Diehl
»art peep«
Berlin, 09/1999

berlin biennale
»center peep«
Berlin 1998

Aedes Gallery Berlin
»Architekten Grüntuch Ernst – einblicke ausblicke«
»Architects Gruentuch Ernst – insights outlooks«
Berlin, 12/1997

Museum of Work
»Changes at the riverside«
Hamburg, Rotterdam, 1997

»Twenty Young Architects«
Sofia, 1997

Royal Institute of Britsh Architects
»Architecture on the Horizon«
London, 1996

Chamber of Architects Berlin
»Gebaut – built«
European travelling exhibition 03/1995

Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Exhibitions
Berlin, 09-11/2020 Info

urbainable – stadthaltig.


Exhibition   5 Sept – 22 Nov 2020

Opening Hours   Tue – Sun 11 am – 7 pm

Opening weekend: Sat 5 and Sun 6 Sept, 11 am – 7 pm
Free admission (online time slot ticket)

Admission € 9/6, free admission up to 18 years (access restrictions due to COVID-19, online time slot ticket)

Akademie der Künste
Hanseatenweg 10
10557 Berlin


In its title “urbainable – stadthaltig”, the latest exhibition by the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, follows the hypothesis that sustainability and the city cannot be seen in isolation from one other. It addresses the role of the European city in the age of global warming, digitalisation, demographic change and the breakdown of traditional social networks.

The exhibition consists of two parts. An installation of images by Berlin photographer Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk forms an urban panorama, which introduces the subject and illustrates the potential for sustainable development offered by our cities.

In the main part of the exhibition, 34 members of the Architecture Section of the Akademie der Künste and their guests show how this potential can be used in concrete terms. Their projects, visions and initiatives in the areas of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture and urban planning demonstrate a broad range of ideas for the city of the future, from design details to urban planning vision, from building technology to political discourse.


An exhibition by members of the Architecture Section of the Akademie der Künste, supported by the Wüstenrot Stiftung.
With the friendly support of PERI Vertrieb Deutschland GmbH & Co. KGand Euroboden GmbH.

Photo: © Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk
Grafik: Heimann + Schwantes


Admission € 6/4, free admission up to 18 years (access restrictions due to COVID-19, online time slot ticket)

Guided Tours
In addition to the regular programme of guided tours every Tuesday, 5 pm, the cultural education programme KUNSTWELTEN offers special tours in English and guided tours for school classes and visually impaired, blind or deaf visitors (subject to registration).

Architects at School. Regine Leibinger, Matthias Sauerbruch, Wilfried Wang and others will discuss their contributions to the exhibition with Berlin school pupils.

Dates and further information:

Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Exhibitions
Berlin, since 09/2019 Info

Futurium – House of the Future
Permanent exhibition »Artificial Nature«

Exhibition: since 5.9.2019 (Liquid permanent exhibition)
Opening: 5.9.2019

Alexanderufer 2, 10117 Berlin


Opening hours:
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun: 10:00 – 18:00
Thu: 10:00 – 20:00
Tue: closed

free entrance


About the exhibition:

Robot people, green skyscrapers, communal economies: There are infinite ways to think about the future.

The exhibition in the Futurium presents and discusses different concepts of the future: How do we want to work and live in the future? Which technologies will we use and how do we apply them? How do we meet our needs without harming nature even more? How do we want to live together? We are moving in a large field of tension, we set priorities and we act.

Three forces always play together: Nature, man and technology. These can be discovered in the Futurium exhibition in three large thinking rooms covering over 3,000 square metres.


About the Futurium: 

The Futurium is a house of the future. Everything here revolves around the question: How do we want to live? In the exhibition, visitors* can discover many possible futures, discuss them together in the forum and try out their own ideas in the Futurium Lab.

We already know today: In the future we will have to overcome great challenges. How can we get climate change under control? Which technologies do we want to use in the future? How do we want to live together as a society – are there alternatives to the “higher-faster-further”? The future is also created by our decisions and actions in the present. The Futurium would therefore like to encourage all visitors* to deal with the future and help shape it.

More information:

Photo: David von Becker

Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Exhibitions
Brussels, 10/2019
Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Zukunft Schulbau – Ausstekkung und Symposium – Aedes Berlin
Berlin, 06-08/2019 Info

European examples of contemporary school architecture

Exhibition   25 June – 8 August 2019
Opening   Monday, 24 June 2019, 18.30 hrs

Aedes Architekturforum
Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin,

Opening hours
Tue-Fri 11am – 6.30pm + Sun-Mo 1pm – 5pm + Sat, 22 June 2019, 1pm – 5pm

More information about the exhibition
ZUKUNFT Schulbau

School construction in Germany is facing great challenges. The number of pupils is rising steadily, especially in the conurbations, and all forecasts indicate that population growth will continue in the coming years. For this reason, new school buildings, including school extensions and refurbishments, are currently one of the central themes of the investment policy of the federal states. In Berlin alone, new rooms for around 70,000 additional pupils will be needed by the 2024/25 school year. To this end, around 5.5 billion euros will be made available between 2017 and 2026 for the renovation and/or expansion of existing buildings and for around 40 new school buildings.

To mark this current occasion, the exhibition at the Aedes Architecture Forum, initiated and curated by Beate Engelhorn, shows twelve examples of contemporary school buildings from Europe that are exemplary for the implementation of current educational and urban planning models. The exhibition will be introduced by a two-day opening conference with numerous expert contributions from Germany and abroad.

Opening conference 
Monday, 24 June, 2 – 6.15 p.m. and Tuesday, 25 June, 10.00 – 6.30 p.m.
More info and program


Opening of the exhibition with a short greeting:
Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss – Aedes Architecture Forum
Regula Lüscher – Senate Building Director / State Secretary, Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing, Berlin
Beate Engelhorn – Curator of the exhibition, Aedes Architecture Forum

Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Ausstellung Rhein-Main Region leben
Frankfurt, 06-10/2018 Info

EXHIBITION: June 9 – October 14, 2018, 1st floor
EXHIBITION OPENING: Fri, June 8, 2018, 7 p.m.

DAM Deutsches Architekturmuseum
Schaumainkai 43, 60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany,

OPEN: Tue, Thu-Sun 11.00 — 18.00 \ Wed 11.00 — 20.00

Mobility and residential living are the main challenges facing the Frankfurt Rhine-Main metropolitan region. The prices on the housing market are rising faster than building land becomes available. The transport infrastructure is already stretched to its limits. LIVING THE REGION – RHINE-MAIN interrelates mobility and residential living – after all, the region lives of its localities being easy to reach, and the wide range of housing available. It is defined by the way places are linked with one another. The region is highly dynamic and differs fundamentally from the ideal of an idyllic landscape.
The exhibition creates future images of a region which accepts the challenges facing it and seizes the opportunities involved – which relies on new technologies, pursues an integrated development approach, and sees exemplary projects in Germany and abroad as role models. The scenarios presented showcase possible perspectives and whet our appetite for shaping this future! This is the only way to pave the way to a future in which people live the region.

Curators of the exhibition are Christian Holl, Felix Nowak und Kai Vöckler.

Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Ausstellung DAM Preis 2018
Frankfurt, 01-05/2018 Info
DAM PREIS 2018 – The 25 best buildings in/from Germany

January 27 – May 06, 2018

Fri, January 26, 2016, 7 pm

DAM Deutsches Architekturmuseum
Schaumainkai 43, 60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany,

Saturdays and Sundays, 4 p.m.

The exhibition accompanying the DAM Preis 2018 showcases exceptional examples of current construction activity in Germany and noteworthy projects carried out by German architectural studios in other countries, too. For the show, a jury has selected 23 building projects completed in Germany and two constructed abroad from a longlist of 100 structures. New builds, refurbishments, and conversions represent examples of the entire spectrum of present-day construction assignments: they include residential buildings, concert halls and other communal structures, a supermarket and a co-working space just as much as a sports hall and a university building.

Partner: Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) and JUNG

Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Ausstellung
Frankfurt, 09/2017-03/2018 Info

FRAU ARCHITEKT – Over 100 years of Women in Architecture

September 30, 2017 – March 8, 2018, 1st floor
OPENING: September 29, 2017, 7 p.m.

DAM Deutsches Architekturmuseum
Schaumainkai 43, 60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany,

On Satourdays and Sundays, 3 p.m.

It remains to be seen whether the future really is feminine. Indeed, although far more than half of all students in architecture faculties are now women, it is certainly not the case that they all really get a foothold in the profession and only very few manage to make the leap into the top ranks — there architecture is still a man’s world.
FRAU ARCHITEKT elucidates the topic in 22 portraits, project examples and very personal stories of women in Germany who have significantly influenced architecture or are currently shaping it. The exhibition begins with Emilie Winkelmann, who founded the first architecture studio in Germany in 1907, and ends with post-Reunification architecture in Berlin and the new Federal states. Some of the women architects are barely known or indeed entirely unknown even among professionals, let alone the wider public. The exhibition, together with a comprehensive supporting program, aims to shine a light on women in architecture, to bring them out of anonymity and men’s shadow and to give as many of them as possible a face and a voice.

Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

Grüntuch-Ernst Architects architectdocuments 2017
Kassel, 06-09/2017 Info


June 11 – September 17, 2017
daily from 10:00 to 20:00
Opening: June 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm at KAZimKUBA

Kassel Architecture Centre at the Kulturbahnhof
Rainer-Dierichs-Platz 1, 34117 Kassel,

In March 1998, the BDA Group Kassel founded an architectural centre in the Kulturbahnhof Kassel: the “KAZimKUBA”, which is run on a voluntary basis as a non-profit association. KAZimKUBA’ offers a public forum for dealing with topics of architecture and planning – building culture – and contributes to raising public awareness of the built environment and demanding quality.

In 2017, the 14th documenta exhibition will take place in Kassel for 100 days from 10 June to 17 September 2017, with the special feature that this time it will have a pre- and parallel run from 8 April to 16 July in Athens. The documenta is considered the most important exhibition of contemporary art, attracting an international audience every 5 years. Already at Documenta11 in 2002, documenta 12 in 2007 and doCUMENTA (13) in 2012, the KAZimKUBA was presented with the exhibition’architectdocuments’; results can be viewed on the website.

The ‘KAZimKUBA’ will be back again in 2017. At architectdocuments 4, internationally renowned architects will be presenting their reflections on EUROPA in connection with architecture and urban development for 100 days, making reference to the documenta 14 motto’Learning from Athens’: A surprising interplay of different exhibits, playful, cheerful, serious and less serious, ironic, profound.

Opening of the exhibition with a short welcome:
Barbara Ettinger-Brinckmann – Chairwoman of KAZimKUBA e.V.
Gerhard Greiner – Chairman BDA Group Kassel and Deputy Chairman BDA Hessen



Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Ausstellung DAM Preis 2017
Frankfurt, 01-04/2017 Info

The 24 Best Buildings in/from Germany

January 28 – April 30, 2017
Opening: Friday, January 27, 2017, 7 p.m.

DAM Deutsches Architekturmuseum
Schaumainkai 43, 60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany,

Since 2007 the “DAM Award for Architecture in Germany” has been honoring outstanding structures. For the DAM Award, the Museum has nominated 100 remarkable structures in Germany. It also presents a selection of buildings by German architects abroad, although these are not eligible for the prize. The edifices nominated for the DAM Award 2017 had to have been completed between the end of 2014 and mid-2016. Alongside housing projects, outstanding cultural buildings and museums as well as transport structures were also chosen, as were an architectural sculpture and a new beer hall.

Partners: Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) and JUNG

Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Ausstellung World of Malls – Architekturmuseum der TU Muenchen
Munich, 07-10/2016 Info

WORLD OF MALLS – Architekturen des Konsums

Opening on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 7 p.m.


July 14, 2016 to October 16, 2016
Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Architekturmuseum der TU München
in der Pinakothek der Moderne
Barer Straße 40, 80333 Munich

Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Ausstellung SWARM STUDY / IX, Umbau Hauptbahnhof Chemnitz
Berlin, 06-09/2016 Info


Transformation Hauptbahnhof Chemnitz
Grüntuch Ernst Architects
Random International
Jan Bitter Fotografie

Summer break: 28. July to 20. August

4 June to 17 September 2016
Thursday to Saturday from 12 to 6 pm

Grüntuch Ernst Lab
Former Jewish Girls’ School
Auguststr. 11-13, 10117 Berlin

With the realisation of the integrated facade light installation Swarm Study / IX, the transformation of Chemnitz station is complete. The artwork will open at Hauptbahnhof Chemnitz in September 2016. 

UK-based artist collective Random International have created an artwork that inhabits the entire facade of Chemnitz station. The artists’ largest work to date, Swarm Study / IX translates the acrobatic efficiency of flocking birds into light.

Since 2010, Random International’s ongoing Swarm Studies have been exploring the intelligence in motion of self-organising systems through increasingly dematerialised, sensory environments. Evolving from this, Swarm Study / IX invites an experience of architecture as something animate and integrated with surrounding natural phenomena and human activity.

This exhibition presents the first documentary photography of Swarm Study / IX and Grüntuch Ernst Architects’ transformation of Chemnitz main station by German architectural photographer Jan Bitter, alongside an immersive, large-scale video projection of the artwork in situ. The history of Random International’s Swarm Studies is surveyed through the documentation of earlier, three-dimensional works in the series ranging from small-scale editions to large-scale public commissions.

Random International is a collaborative studio for experimental practice within contemporary art. Founded in 2005 by Hannes Koch (born 1975, Germany) and Florian Ortkrass (born 1975, Germany), the studio now includes a larger team in London and Berlin. Questioning aspects of identity and autonomy in the post-digital age, Random International’s work invites active participation.

Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Deutsche Schule Madrid, Ausstellung COAM, 2.10.-15.11.2015
Madrid, 10-11/2015