Building in a historical context - von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects

 

Building on old foundations: Is there a better place than Venice to stage an exhibition on this subject? Is there any other place that depends to the same degree on its foundations, the millions of oak piles on which the city is founded – or a place similarly at risk? Venice is the epitome of a city which engages with its own architectural past.

On Old Foundations
Building in a historical context
von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects


Building on old foundations: Is there a better place than Venice to stage an exhibition on this subject? Is there any other place that depends to the same degree on its foundations, the millions of oak piles on which the city is founded – or a place similarly at risk? Venice is the epitome of a city which engages with its own architectural past.

In long years of practice, gmp von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects had to ask themselves: “Architect, what will you do with what’s already there?”

This exhibition on occasion of the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale presents 32 projects, explaining the different possible approaches to this problem. This creates a multi-faceted kaleidoscope of the many architectural options available. What is also evident is that engagement with the history of a place is a necessary part of responsible building development.

Exhibition
On Old Foundations
Building in a historical context
von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects

Time
19.9.2014 to 25.11.2014

Venue
Palazzo Michiel
Strada Nuova, 4391 Campo Santi Apostoli
30124 Venice

Wednesday to Monday 10:00 to 18:00
Free entry

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Curator Volkwin Marg (gmp) and Gert Kähler
Exhibition concept and design Michael Kuhn (gmp) and Heidi Knaut with Hanne Banduch
Grafic design ON Grafik, Tom Wibberenz with Hendrik Sichler
Editing Bettina Ahrens (gmp), Carolina López (gmp)
Translation Paul Aston, Hartwin Busch, Christie Tam, Ian McCaughtrie
Proofreading Anne Fries | Lektorat & Übersetzungen
Picture Editing Trixi Hansen (gmp) and
Guido Brixner (gmp)
Illustrations Rodrigo Andaeta Torres
Films Hans-Georg Esch with Oliver Schwabe
Audio recording German Wahnsinn
Logistics Dieke Eiben (gmp)
PR Christian Füldner (gmp), Claudia Tiesler (gmp), Sarah Schöning (gmp), Xiaoshi Fang (gmp)
Print media DZA Druckerei zu Altenburg GmbH
Exhibition system reproplan Graphics GmbH, Hamburg; Wilking & Tarrach, Gerd Plönges
Architectural models Modelle für Architektur und Industriedesign; Christian Werner, Braunschweig; Monath + Menzel Architekturmodellbau, Berlin; Steuerung P, Michael Dachselt
We would like to express our gratitude to the Global Art Affairs Foundation, i.e. Karlyn De Jongh, Sarah Gold and Rene Rietmeyer and their team for the invitation to present the exhibition at this venue.

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