071 BERLIN ZENTRUM

071
Contribution to Berlin Morgen. Ideen für das Herz einer Grossstadt
Berlin Zentrum
Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt a. M., Germany
Exhibition 26 January – 24 March 1991

Four large buildings, that almost call to mind mountains, were proposed to stand on vacant or unused sites next to Berlin’s Tiergarten. The buildings were to be understood as condensed centres of their respective adjacent city quarters and, as such, received a visible urban expression. The Tiergarten would thus become a defined urban location, a central park of a future capital.

The projected buildings clearly distinguish themselves from the surrounding fabric in terms of dimension, proportion and their architectural appearance. Related conceptions on the theme of communicating building envelopes with electronic information can be found for the project for the cultural centre in Blois, for the SUVA building or in the laboratory projects for Sandoz and Flowtec.

The exhibition consisted of a video installation with four monitors playing the same tape (Video: Enrique Fontanilles) in shifted sequence.
Herzog & de Meuron, 1995

FACTS

Herzog & de Meuron Team:
Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron

Client:
Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt a. M., Germany

In Collaboration with:
Rémy Zaugg, Basel, Switzerland

Curator:
Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Gerhard Mack, Herzog & de Meuron: Herzog & de Meuron 1989-1991. The Complete Works. Volume 2.
Edited by: Gerhard Mack. Chinese ed. Beijing, China Architecture & Building Press, 2010. Vol. No. 2.

Gerhard Mack, Herzog & de Meuron: Herzog & de Meuron 1989-1991. Das Gesamtwerk. Band 2. The Complete Works. Volume 2.
Edited by: Gerhard Mack. 2nd adv. and rev. ed. Basel / Boston / Berlin, Birkhäuser, 2005. Vol. No. 2.

Armelle Lavalou, Jean-Paul Robert, Rémy Zaugg: Rémy Zaugg. L'Atelier.
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Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Rémy Zaugg: Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Rémy Zaugg.
In: Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Michael Mönninger (Eds.). Berlin Morgen. Ideen für das Herz einer Grossstadt. Exh. Cat. Berlin Morgen. Ideen für das Herz einer Grossstadt. Deutsches Architektur-Museum, Frankfurt a. M. 26 January - 24 March 1991. Stuttgart, Gerd Hatje, 1991. pp. 122-123.

Bernhard Bürgi, Jacques Herzog: Gespräch zwischen Jacques Herzog und Bernhard Bürgi, Basel, 8. November 1990. Conversation between Jacques Herzog and Bernhard Bürgi, Basel, 8th November 1990.
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First published in: Jacques Herzog, Bernhard Bürgi: Gespräch zwischen Jacques Herzog und Bernhard Bürgi, Basel, 8. November 1990.
In: Kunstverein München (Ed.). Architektur von Herzog & de Meuron im Kunstverein München. Eine Ausstellung in den vier Räumen des Kunstvereins München mit Beiträgen von Helmut Federle und Enrique Fontanilles sowie einem Gespräch Berhard Bürgi - Jacques Herzog. Exh. Cat. Architektur von Herzog & de Meuron im Kunstverein München. 1 March - 7 April 1991. Munich, Kunstverein München, 1991. pp. 8-20.