Fall 2013 Berlin

Berlin
September 22-27, 2013
with Potsdam add-on through September 28

Peter Lizon, FAIA and James Keller, Co-Chairs


Photo courtesy of Louis Pounders, FAIA

Introduction

The beginnings of Modernism in Germany have roots in the Jugendstil (German  Art Nouveau) of the end of the 19th Century. In 1907, the foundation of the Werkbund gave architects Hermann Muthesius, Henry van der Velde, Peter Behrens and Walter Gropius a common forum.  Fagus Factory in Alfeld, built in 1911-16 by Gropius, showed a new direction for architecture.

Central to the development, teaching and dissemination of modern architecture was the School of Bauhaus founded in Weimar, in 1919 under the leadership of Walter Gropius. The Bauhaus manifesto proclaimed, that “the ultimate aim of all visual arts is the complete building”.

In 1925, the Bauhaus left the building in Weimar, designed in 1904-11 by Henry van der Velde and moved to Dessau. The new building designed by Walter Gropius with Adolf Meyer, was streamlined, functional and assertively modern inside and out. Here, the former students were elevated to teaching positions: Herbert Beyer, Marcel Breuer, Hinnerk Scheper, Joost Schmidt and Gunta Solzl. The Chair of Architecture Department, Hannes Meyer became Director of the school in 1928. Ludwig Hilberseimer taught town planning. Under Hannes Meyer leadership, the school was accused of becoming a nest of Bolsheviks. Meyer was forced out of the school and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe assumed the directorship in 1930. The Nazis closed the school in Dessau in 1932. Mies reopened the Bauhaus in Berlin, but in a year, in 1933, it was closed down for good. When Adolf Hitler became the Chancellor of Germany, Modernism was declared degenerate and all modernists were banned from public activity.

Berlin, the capital of Germany, provided a stimulating intellectual atmosphere for Gropius and fellow Werkbund members  Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Erich Mendelsohn, Hugo Haring, Hans Poelzig, Bruno and Max Taut.

During its 14 years of existence, the Bauhaus succeeded in unifying the arts and revolutionizing the world of industrial design and mass production. Never before and never since has there been such emphasis on the coexistence of artist and craftsman, designer and technician. The influential instructors Gropius brought to the school included: Johannes Itten, Lyonel Feininger, Gerhard Marks, Oskar Schlemmer, Georg Muche, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Josef Albers.

The Bauhaus masters who escaped the persecution of Nazis also emigrated to the US. Gropius, Breuer, Mies, Hilberseimer, Moholy-Nagy, Bayer and Albers settled in America where they profoundly influenced the building arts and architectural teaching. Their arrival was prefaced by the 1932 International Style Exhibition at MOMA organized by Henry-Russell Hitchcock and Philip Johnson. For the American architects, this served as a catalyst to adopt the language of Modern Architecture.

The Committee of Design Berlin Conference is designed to examine and learn this advancement and contribution to world architecture. We’ll visit buildings and study the legacy of early German Modernism and a continuity of new work built in the capital since the reunification of Germany. City districts have changed appearance and composition, many buildings have been restored, rebuilt or erected – a great change has taken place.  While Berlin architecture is the focus, the conferees will also travel to Dessau and Potsdam.

Peter Lizon, FAIA –Conference Co-chair



Photo courtesy of Louis Pounders, FAIA


Photo courtesy of Louis Pounders, FAIA

Photo courtesy of Jim Childress, FAIA

Photo courtesy of Peter Lizon, FAIA

Photo courtesy of Jim Childress, FAIA

Photo courtesy of Louis Pounders, FAIA      Photo courtesy of Jim Childress, FAIA

Photo courtesy of Jim Childress, FAIA



 

 

 


 

 

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Schedule 

Day 1: Sunday, September 22

 

10:00AM-4:00PM

Conference Registration

LOCATION

Hilton Hotel

Mohrenstrasse 30, 10117 Berlin

 

4:30PM

Gathering and Departure from Lobby of Hilton Hotel

 

4:30PM
Walk to Landing Stage at Weidendammer Brücke

 

5:00PM

Welcome Reception on Boat

Thomas Kaup, President of German Chamber of Architects
Christine Edmaier, President of Berlin Chamber of Architects

 

8:00PM

End of Boat Tour

 

DAY 2: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

 

8:30AM

Meet at Alfred-Herrhausen-Gesellschaft/Deutsche Bank
Address: Unter den Linden 13-15 /entrance Charlottenstrasse, 10117 Berlin

 

Opening of Conference
8:45-9:30AM

Berlin Urban Planning strategies 1990-2020

Manfred Kühne, Department Head Urban Design and Projects , Berlin Senate for Urban Development

 

Tours:

9:30AM-5:30PM

LOCATIONS:

Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung

Am Köllnischen Park 3

10179 Berlin

 

Neues Museum

Bodestrasse 1-3

10117 Berlin

Friedrich Stüler/David Chipperfield

 

Galerie am Kupfergraben

Am Kupfergraben 10

10117 Berlin

David Chipperfield

 

Krematorium am Baumschulenweg

Kiefholzstrasse 221

12437 Berlin

Charlotte Frank/Axel Schultes

 

Velodrome

Paul-Heyse-Strasse 26

10407 Berlin

Dominique Perrault

 

Akademie der Künste am Hanseatenweg

Hanseatenweg 10

10557 Berlin

Werner Düttmann

 

Akademie der Künste am Pariser Platz

Pariser Platz 4

10117 Berlin

Günter Behnisch with Werner Düttmann

 

DZ-Bank

Pariser Platz 3

10117 Berlin

Frank O. Gehry

 

TRAVEL:

9:30AM-1:30PM

Walking Tours

 

1:30PM-4:30PM

Bus Transport to Krematorium, Velodrome, Akademie der Künste

4:30PM Reception at DZ-Bank

6:00PM Walk back to Hotels

 

Lunch Boxes will be provided

 

WELCOME:

12:00PM

Welcome Note by representative of David Chipperfield Architects at

Neues Museum: Carola Lotzenburger

 

2:30PM

Welcome Note by Charlotte Frank, Schultes/Frank-Architects at Krematorium

 

DAY 3: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Tours:

7:30AM

Meet in hotel lobby of Hilton

LOCATION:

Hilton Hotel

Mohrenstrasse 30

10177 Berlin

 

LOCATIONS:

Philharmonie

Herbert-von-Karajan-Strasse 1

10785 Berlin

Hans Scharoun

 

Neue Nationalgalerie

Potsdamer Strasse 50

10785 Berlin

Mies van der Rohe

 

Sony Center

Potsdamer Platz

10785 Berlin

Helmut Jahn

 

11:00AM Kanzleramt (Visit of Group 1)

Willy-Brandt-Strasse 1

10557 Berlin

Axel Schultes & Charlotte Frank

 

Reichstag

Platz der Republik 1

11011 Berlin

Paul Wallot/Norman Foster

 

Haus der Kulturen der Welt

John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10

10557 Berlin

Hugh Stubbins

 

1:00PM

Lunch

LOCATION:

Käfer Restaurant im Reichstag

Platz der Republik 1

11011 Berlin

 

REMARK:

PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO BRING

YOUR ID FOR VISIT OF REICHSTAG!

 

TRAVEL:

3:30PM

Walk back to hotels

 

6:00PM

Small Group Receptions at Berlin Architects‘ Offices

 

DAY 4: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

 

Tours:

8:00AM

Meet in hotel lobby of Hilton

LOCATION:

Hilton Hotel

Mohrenstrasse 30

10177 Berlin

 

LOCATION:

Bauhaus Dessau

Gropius-Allee 38

06846 Dessau

Walter Gropius

 

Meisterhaus

Ebertallee 67

06846 Dessau/Roßlau

Walter Gropius

 

Siedlung Törten

Damaschkestrasse

Dessau

Walter Gropius

 

Arbeitsamt

August-Bebel-Platz 16A

06846 Dessau

Walter Gropius

 

Bundesumweltamt

Wörlitzer Platz 1

06844 Dessau

Sauerbruch/Hutton

Lunch-Boxes will be provided

 

TRAVEL

4:00PM

Bus Transport to hotel

 

DAY 5: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

 

9:00AM

 

LOCATION:

Meet at Alfred-Herrhausen-Gesellschaft/Deutsche Bank

Lecture: Origins of Modernism in Berlin

Carsten Krohn, author of books on Buckminster Fuller, Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Peter Behrens, Curator of the Exhibition Unbuilt Berlin 

 

Tours:

11:30AM

 

LOCATIONS:

Schaubühne

Kurfürstendamm 153

10708 Berlin

Erich Mendelssohn

 

Haus des Rundfunks

Masurenallee 8 – 14

14057 Berlin

Hans Poelzig

 

Unité d´Habitation

Flatowallee 16

14055 Berlin

Le Corbusier

 

Georg-Kolbe Museum

Sensburger Allee 25

14055 Berlin

Ernst Rentsch & Paul Linder

 

Olympia Stadion

Olympischer Platz 3

14053 Berlin

Werner March/von Gerkan & Marg

 

Haus am Rupenhorn

Am Rupenhorn 25

14055 Berlin

Hans & Wassili Luckhardt

 

Siemensstadt

Hans C. Hertlein a. o.

 

Bauhaus-Archiv

Klingelhöferstrasse 14

10785 Berlin

Walter Gropius

 

TRAVEL:

5:00PM Bus transport to hotels

 

Lunchboxes will be provided

 

DAY 6: SEPTEMBER 27

 

9:00AM

LOCATION:

Deutsche Bank

Unter den Linden 13-15 /entrance Charlottenstrasse

10117 Berlin

Panel

presentation : Kristien Ring, AA projects, Selfmade city

Case studies and Discussion on Architects as Developers:Britta Juergens, deadline architects

Florian Koehl, FatKoehl Architekten, architects and developers
Tim Heide, architect, heide & vonbeckerath, architects

Moderation: Barbara Hoidn

Tours
11:30AM

LOCATIONS:

 

Bender

deadline Architekten

Hessische Str. 2

 

JOH 3

Jüergen Mayer H

Johannisstr. 3

 

Apartment and Office Building

Fatkoehl Architects

Strelitzer Str. 53

 

Housing Cooperative ZE511 Bigyard

Zanderroth Architekten

Zelterstr. 5-11

 

Gallery und Studio

Brandlhuber + Emde, ERA, Schneider

Brunnenstr. 9

 

Gallery and apartments

BCO Architekten

Linienstr. 23

 

Apartment Building

Grüntuch und Ernst

Auguststr.

 

BV Apartments

Kastanienallee 41

grote architekten

 

Selfmade

Baugruppe Suedwestsonne

archid

Scharnweberstr. 45

 

Erweiterung der Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer

Bernauer Str. 118

sinai Gesellschaft von Landschaftsarchitekten

 

Versöhnungskirche Mauerpark

Peter Sassenroth und Rudolf Reitermann ( in collaboration with Martin Rauch, Rammed Earth construction)

 

Townhouses am Mauerpark

various architects

 

Park am Gleisdreieck

Möckernstr. Yorckstr.

Atelier LOIDL Landschaftsarchitekten

 

Tempelhofer Freiheit

 

Lunchboxes will be provided

 

4:00AM

End of Tour at Jewish Museum

 

LOCATION:

Jüdisches Museum

Lindenstrasse 9-14

10969 Berlin

Daniel Libeskind

 

6.15:PM Meet at Hilton Group 2 + 3

Visit of Kanzleramt for Group 2 + 3

 

LOCATION:

Kanzleramt

Willy-Brandt-Strasse 1

10557 Berlin

Axel Schultes & Charlotte Frank

 

8:00PM Transfer of Group 2 + 3 to Dinner Location

Participants of Group 1 + 4 will get to Dinner Location on their own.

 

8:30PM

Closing Dinner at Berlinische Galerie

 

LOCATION:

Berlinische Galerie

Alte-Jakob-Strasse

10969 Berlin

 

10:30PM Individual Return to Hotels



 

*Optional Add-on

September 28
9:00-3:00pm
Potsdam, Schinkel & The Ideal Landscape
Bus/walking tour
Einstein-Turm,
Palace Klein-Glienicke
Charlottenhof
Lunch provided




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