26. Mai 2008 - 18. Juli 2008
Exhibition from May 26 – July 18, 2008
Opening: May 23, 2008, at 7 pm
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9 am - 7 pm and upon request.
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bhss-architekten (Leipzig) is one the most successful architectural practices in East-Germany, where they have realized projects as a school for blind children in Chemnitz (2007), an educational center for the Ostdeutsche Sparkassenakademie (2001) and the Campus Center Breitenbrunn (2007). One of their current projects is Solar Valley Mitteldeutschland, one of Europe’s largest centers of the solar industry. The architects understand the Glashaus as „space between inside and outside, idea and realization, building material and art work“. »Thing XPS« is the subtitle of the exhibition coined by the bhss principals Heiko Behnisch (1965), Stefan Hermus (1964), Michael Schinko (1962) and Uwe Schumann (1961). »Thing« stands for the »place of negotiation« and for the decision making process at bhss, which is always a result of negotiation. XPS is the name of a foam concentrate, a material for model building and information medium, which can be modified into different scales. A loop made of XPS connects the exhibition space to the working methods of bhss and becomes the frame for the presentation of selected projects.
Exhibition Concept + Design: bhss-architekten
Curator DAZ: Kristien Ring
Editor-in Chief DAZ: Franziska Eidner
1. Ostdeutsche Sparkassenakadamie
2. Pforte Solar Valley
3. Sächsisches Blindenzentrum Chemnitz
4. Campus-Center Breitenbrunn
(all images: bhss-architekten)
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