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

FUTURIUM Berlin »House of Futures«
Permanent exhibition – section »Urban Jungle«
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
»LIVING THE REGION RHINE\MAIN«
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
»FRAU ARCHITEKT«
Frankfurt, 09/2017-03/2018

KAZimKUBA
»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
»SELF MADE CITY«
Perth, Australia, 08/2016

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

GEA LAB
»SWARM STUDY / IX by RANDOM INTERNATIONAL (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

GEA LAB
»Room n Room«
Berlin, 07-09/2015

GEA LAB
»Reflexions«
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
»auf.einander.bauen«
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

EXPO ALEMANIA 2005
»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

INTERARCH
»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

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

urbainable – stadthaltig. Positionen zur europäischen Stadt für das 21. Jahrhundert

 

Ausstellung   5. September – 22. November 2020

Öffnungszeiten   Di–So 11–19 Uhr

Eröffnungswochenende: Samstag, 5.9., und Sonntag, 6.9., 11–19 Uhr
Freier Eintritt (Zeitfenster-Onlinetickets)

Tickets
Eintritt € 9/6, bis 18 Jahre Eintritt frei (coronabedingte Zugangseinschränkungen, Zeitfenster-Onlinetickets)

Ausstellungsort
Akademie der Künste
Hanseatenweg 10 (alle Hallen)
10557 Berlin

www.adk.de/urbainable

 

Die Ausstellung „urbainable – stadthaltig“ der Akademie der Künste, Berlin, spielt bereits mit ihrem Titel auf die Hypothese an, dass Nachhaltigkeit und Stadt nicht unabhängig voneinander gesehen werden können. Sie setzt sich mit der Rolle der europäischen Stadt in Zeiten der Klimaerwärmung, der Digitalisierung, des demografischen Wandels und der Auflösung traditioneller sozialer Netzwerke auseinander.

Die Ausstellung besteht aus zwei Teilen. Eine Rauminstallation aus Bildern des Berliner Fotografen Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk bildet ein urbanes Panorama, das in das Thema einführt und die Potenziale vermittelt, die unsere Städte für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung bereithalten.

Im Hauptteil der Ausstellung zeigen 34 Mitglieder der Sektion Baukunst der Akademie der Künste und ihre Gäste, wie diese Potenziale konkret genutzt werden können. Ihre Projekte, Visionen und Initiativen aus den Bereichen Architektur, Ingenieurwesen, Landschaftsarchitektur und Stadtplanung zeigen ein breites Spektrum an Ideen für die Stadt der Zukunft, vom konstruktiven Detail bis zur stadtplanerischen Vision, von der Gebäudetechnik bis zum politischen Diskurs.

Termine und weitere Informationen: www.adk.de/kunstwelten

 

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

FUTURIUM Berlin »House of Futures«
Permanent exhibition – section »Urban Jungle«

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

Futurium
Alexanderufer 2, 10117 Berlin
www.futurium.de

 

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: www.futurium.de

Photo: David von Becker

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

FUTURE SCHOOL BUILDING
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, www.aedes-arc.de

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

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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Ausstellung Rhein-Main Region leben
Frankfurt, 06-10/2018 Info
LIVING THE REGION RHINE\MAIN

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, www.dam-online.de

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.

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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

AWARD CEREMONY AND EXHIBITION OPENING
Fri, January 26, 2016, 7 pm

DAM Deutsches Architekturmuseum
Schaumainkai 43, 60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, www.dam-online.de

GUIDED TOURS
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

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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, www.dam-online.de

FREE GUIDED TOURS
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.

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

architectdocuments

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, www.kazimkuba.de

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

 

 

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

DAM AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE IN GERMANY 2017
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, www.dam-online.de

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

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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.

Speakers:
ANDRES LEPIK, Director
ANDREAS HILD, Architect
VERA SIMONE BADER, Curator

EXHIBITION:
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

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

SWARM STUDY / IX
by RANDOM INTERNATIONAL (2016)

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.

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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Deutsche Schule Madrid, Ausstellung COAM, 2.10.-15.11.2015
Madrid, 10-11/2015
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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Ausstellung
Venice, 06-08/2014 Info

this is modern
German Werkbund Exhibition Venice 2014

Exhibition from 8 June to 1 August 2014
Press conference and preview: 6 June, 5 pm
Opening of the exhibition: 7 June, 5 pm

Exhibition venue: Palazzo Ca’Tron, Santa Croce 1957, 30135 Venice, Italy

Photos and information about the exhibition

 

On June 7, 2014, parallel to the opening of the Biennale d’Architettura in Venice, the exhibition of the Deutscher Werkbund Berlin “this is modern” was opened. In the elongated ground floor hall of Palazzo Ca’Tron on the Grand Canal, it shows designs for a German exhibition pavilion on the Biennale grounds in the Giardini of Venice. The existing pavilion was hypothetically declared to be in a state of disrepair, thus posing the question of a contemporary national exhibition building anew. Built in 1909 as the Bavarian Pavilion and redesigned in 1938 in the monumental classicist understanding of the Third Reich, it was considered by many to be fascist after the Second World War. The President of the Federal Chamber of Architects therefore recommended 2010 to demolish and replace it. The proposal was taken up by the curators and reformulated as the basic idea of the exhibition: With an architectural design, 22 current German architects were to think about how the German Pavilion should or could be handled. The spectrum of responses to this experiment in architectural thought was free and ranged from “Don’t touch” to complete demolition with a new building.

The fact that the Werkbund is asking about the state of affairs in 2014 of all years and in the context of the Architecture Biennale – which, for its part, is concerned with the fundamentals of architecture and 100 years of Absorbing Modernity – naturally has to do with the emblematic event of the Werkbund exhibition in Cologne in 1914. 100 years after this first major exhibition, the Deutscher Werkbund Berlin also links this architectural positioning to the question of the knowledge gained from the experience of 100 years of Modernism in the search for an appropriate attitude in one’s own architectural work.

 

Concept and responsible curators:
Kai Gehrmann, Paul Kahlfeldt, Claudia Kromrei, Hans-Dieter Nägelke

Opening on 7 June 2014 parallel to the opening of the Biennale d’Architettura in Venice in the presence of the Minister of State for Culture Monika Grütters and the then still Senator for Building, now Governing Mayor of Berlin Michael Müller, as well as the Senate Building Director Regula Lüscher.

Further stations: Bühl, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Michendorf. Afterwards she will move to Berlin to the Architekturmuseum of the TU.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by jovis Verlag Berlin, edited by Claudia Kromrei, in German and English.

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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Ausstellung
Mainz, 06-08/2012 Info

Schöner Shoppen? – Analysis of inner-city shopping centres as an element of urban development

 

Exhibition: 15 June – 12 August 2012

Opening: Thursday, 14 June 2012, 5 pm

Zentrum Baukultur Rheinland-Pfalz
Brückenturm, Rheinstraße 55, 55116 Mainz
www.zentrumbaukultur.de

 

With the exhibition “Schöner Shoppen? – Analysis of inner-city shopping centres as an element of urban development” the Zentrum Baukultur Rheinland-Pfalz in Mainz opens its new location. Here, the Zentrum Baukultur picks up on a virulent topic of urban development not only for Mainz, but also in Ingelheim, Koblenz, Kaiserslautern, Ludwigshafen, Trier and Zweibrücken in different stages of realisation, and in addition, it shows pioneering examples from Munich, Münster, Leipzig, Bern and Maastricht.

The major theme of city and trade, groundbreaking department store architecture and the development of shopping centres, coming from the USA, from the “green field” via the periphery of our cities right into the centre, forms the introduction to the topic.

The historical development of retail architecture is so varied and far-reaching that this exhibition by no means provides an all-encompassing insight into the subject. Rather, the important stations leading to today’s urban shopping centres, which are the main theme of the exhibition, have been taken up.

On the basis of seven projects in Rhineland-Palatinate, the presentation approaches the topic in a first step at the state level. Other exemplary supra-regional projects show which innovative or successful trends can be observed in the development of the centers. Finally, recommendations for action for the successful integration of the inner-city projects are compiled.

Höfe am Brühl

Exhibition board

 

Opening of the exhibition and the centre Baukultur in the bridge tower Brückenturm in Mainz:

In conversation with Reinhard Hübsch, SWR:
Gerold Reker, Chairman of the Building Culture Foundation Rhineland-Palatinate and President of the Chamber of Architects
Dr. Carsten Kühl, Minister of Finance Rhineland-Palatinate
Michael Ebling, Lord Mayor of the City of Mainz

Lecture “You can’t shop alone”:
Prof. Wolfgang Christ, Bauhaus University Weimar

Saxophone meets Alphorn… a slightly different kind of brass music with the BachmannMandlerEnsemble

The Zentrum Baukultur is supported by the Stiftung Baukultur Rheinland-Pfalz, the Ministry of Finance Rhineland-Palatinate within the framework of the Dialogue Baukultur and the ISB | Investitions- und Strukturbank Rheinland-Pfalz.

 

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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Ausstellung
Berlin, 08/2010
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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects BDA Berlin – Ausstellung
Berlin, 11/2009-01-2010
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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Ausstellung
Berlin, 03-05/2008 + New York, 11/2007-01/2008
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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Ausstellung
Minsk, 11-12/2007
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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Exhibitions
Berlin, 06-07/2006
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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects
Venice, 09-11/2006
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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Ausstellung
Berlin, 06-07/2006 Info

urban upgrade – strategies for urban compaction

Exhibition: June 23 – July 7, 2006

Aedes West
Savignyplatz, Else-Ury-Bogen 600, 10623 Berlin
www.aedes-arc.de

 

 

Catalogue PREFACE

When, nine years ago, we showed the first Gruentuch Ernst exhibition, only very few of the competition designs and other projects presented had been implemented. The monograph about this remarkable team of architects published in 2004, however, presented all of them as finished buildings that have stood the test of reality. Looking at the subsequent output of close on three years up to the present day, one sees many added outstanding works which made another exhibition inevitable if one wants to keep pace with Armand Gruentuch’s and Almut Ernst’s dynamic creativity. Throughout they have never lost sight of their architectural ambitions and responsibility towards their fellow human beings, the city and the environment.

Despite the fact that these projects are very different with regard to building tasks and contexts, all of them are the result of a design process that is characterized by spontaneity and reflection, by intuition and rational analysis, by innovation and a programmatic approach. Analyzing the design task and searching for alternative functional, formal, conceptual and cultural models have always been the first steps of every design process.

It is Gruentuch Ernst’s conviction that reactivating and redensifying inner-urban areas is the most important societal and design task architecture and urban design are faced with today, and they have applied this conviction in their work. Their projects – from innovative to totally unconventional, yet always seminal solutions – have contributed to the functional mix, the diversity and compactness of urban spaces in the field of tension between historic and contemporary architectures.

‘urban upgrade – strategies for urban compaction’ is the title of the exhibition. It defines a new complexity for urban centres and novel responses to current needs – as well as the way to improving working and living conditions. Gruentuch Ernst rely on the strategies of transformation, integration, implantation and extension. The different projects are arranged in these categories and range from the restructured Chemnitz main railway station via a multi-generation house in Berlin and a police station in Bernau to the urban design for Penang in Malaysia with which the office won international recognition – a global upgrade.

Kristin Feireiss, Hans-Jürgen Commerell

 

A catalogue in German and English has been published for the exhibition.
Editors: Kristin Feireiss, Hans-Jürgen Commerell

Exhibition graphics: Bettina Kubanek

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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects BDA Berlin – Ausstellung
Berlin, 05-06/2006
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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Asian Design Forum
Kuala Lumpur, 09/2004
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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Deutschlandschaft, Architektur Biennale Venedig 2004
Venice, 09-11/2004
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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Floating Berlin, Moskau 2004
Moskau, 03/2004
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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Berlin – Experimentierfeld der Architektur. Die Stadt nach 1989, Ausstellung Madrid, 2003
Madrid, 10-12/2003
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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects 10x Leben – Hamburgs neue Quartiere
Hamburg, 09/2003
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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Die erste Skizze, Weimar, 2003
Weimar, 08-09/2003
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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Design Berlin, Wanderausstellung 2003
Berlin, Manchester, Madrid, 05/2003
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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Floating Home, Berlin, 2003
Berlin, 01-02/2003
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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Shanghai Biennale 2002
Shanghai, 2002
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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Fifty : Fifty, Berlin, 2001
Berlin, 06-07/2001
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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Corporate Architecture, Autostadt Wolfsburg
Berlin, 07/2000
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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Children of Berlin, PS1, New York, 1999
New York, 1999
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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects art forum Berlin, Galerie Volker Diehl, 1999
Berlin, 09/1999
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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects center peep, berlin biennale 1998
Berlin, 1998 Info

»center peep«
berlin biennale 1998

 

A small hole in an outside wall of “Kunstwerke Berlin“ attracted a lot of attention from visitors to Berlin‘s first Art Biennale in 1998. There was the Berlin television tower, standing on its head in a fish-eye view, framed by an old Berlin back yard. Even though both motifs were familiar enough, their perspective and the combination of breadth and constriction were surprising, playing with human curiosity about everything hidden, and at the same time offering some unexpected angles on the Berlin district of Mitte. The view was constructed, and not, as many visitors assumed, created by a special lens: the hole in the wall was not directed at the television tower. The architects Armand Gruentuch and Almut Ernst successfully appealed to the pronounced voyeurism of the capital‘s inhabitants with their work “center Peep“; these visitors were given a different way of seeing the urban space through a perforated wall and an unusual viewing angle. Even then the little work had everything that characterizes the two architects‘ basic approach to the city: a strong sense of urban sensuality minus the spectacular, lucid games with objects and verticals in the urban space, and also a surprising degree of penetration and permeability between different spaces and bodies, opening up unexpected experiences to their protagonists through transparency and perforation.

Claus Käpplinger in the catalogue of the exhibition urban upgrade

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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Ausstellung
Berlin, 12/1997 Info

Architects Grüntuch Ernst
einblicke – ausblicke (insights – outlooks) – Works of the last 5 years

Exhibition: November/December 1997

Opening: 14 November 1997

Aedes Gallery East
Rosenthaler Str. 40/41, 10178 Berlin

 

Curiosity about the unknown or
Architecture beyond mere servitude

Beyond the often frightening narrowness of German architectural discourses, the Berlin architects Grüntuch Ernst have dedicated themselves to an architecture that still retains the pleasure of exploring space and body. In a time of general, accelerating change, in which genius loci, context, construction or function often freeze to nothing more than rhetorical phrases, cultural dogmas and economic determinism increasingly restrict the freedom of choice, they allow themselves an intrepid as well as equally fascinating search for the possibilities of architecture – or more precisely, what architecture could be today if it understood its anatomies not as contradictions but as the quintessence of life itself.

Grüntuch Ernst counters the rigidity of the mind with a call for a new sensual perception that does not shy away from confrontation and acknowledges that today, more than ever, there is a degree of complexity that inevitably means that any all too rigid effort at simplification and adaptation can only lead to scenery worlds. No less alien to modernism, which has become vulgar, than to the new-old way of simple, eternal architectural truths, they stand for a path of minimization and optimization that transforms complexity into a processual abstraction and, instead of rigid design grids, wins the soft, from place to place changing configurations of context, light, air and emotions as a formative force.

With constructive organicity, they take the weight off things and show fascinating possibilities to let the form of the structures work in a formative way again, to replace the rigid with the elastic. Something floating and light is thus always inherent in their projects, defining urban repair as an open process and gaining spatial depth and presence from the interaction of hybrid and cubic geometries. With the visual lightness of their ephemeral constructions, they strip the materials of any kind of disturbing opacity in order to achieve spheres of intimacy that are completely without exclusion, that explicitly include the outside world, the city, nature and people in the building.

Working with all the means of their time, using the computer as a central instrument for complex geometry and efficient planning, polyvalent spaces and bodies emerge from this, which call for increased perception, for individual appropriation, explicitly seeking dialogue both with people and with the structures found. The architects create places of unmistakable identity, which are not ingratiated with the urban space and, in addition, confidently visualize their material origin in the world of modern industrial production. The building shell is nothing less than a sensitive, multifunctional skin, but rather a space with its own depth of interaction, its bodies penetrate with layered, spatial overlaps inside and outside to open up new, very diverse possibilities for communication. A communication which, I hope, one can neither evade nor like in this documentary, nor later in the city.

Claus Käpplinger, preface to the Aedes catalogue “einblicke – ausblicke”, 1997

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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Veränderungen am Strom – Hamburg, Rotterdam, 1997
Hamburg, Rotterdam, 1997
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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects Architecture on the Horizon, RIBA London 1996
London, 1996
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Grüntuch-Ernst Architects gebaut – built, Berlin 1995
Berlin, 03/1995
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