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On Old Foundations 

18/09/2014 to 24/11/2014 Building in a historical context - von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects 

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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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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.

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.