Friday, September 6, 7 p.m.
Stadthalle Magdeburg – Foyer
"Magdeburg - City of Modernism" (in german) is the subject of a lecture evening in Magdeburg on Friday, September 6, which is organised by the Saxony-Anhalt Chamber of Architects together with the Architekten- und Ingenieur-Verein zu Magdeburg von 1876 e.V. and the state capital Magdeburg.
The year 2019 is marked by the Bauhaus centennial. Under the motto #moderndenken, a lecture evening recalls the time of upheaval, when "the Bauhaus set a precedent" in Magdeburg. The focus will be on two buildings of modernism and post-war modernism respectively: the Stadthalle and the Hyparschale. Built in 1927 for the German Theatre Exhibition, the Stadthalle has always been a scene of contemporary history. Destroyed during the Second World War and thereafter rebuilt, it’s an import site in the minds of the citizens of Magdeburg. Now the building is to be renovated and expanded. Christian Hellmund will talk about this in his lecture. Additionally, he will give further information about the planned construction work on the Hyparschale by Ulrich Müther, which is located in the immediate vicinity. Another speaker will be the art historian Sabine Ullrich.