ENVIRONMENTS - UMWELTEN
03. December 2008
Lecture (in German only)
at Taut Saal
DOWNLOAD! A portrait with current projects and an interview with SMAQ (in German only) is available for download at "Downloads"
GLASHAUS_10 presents the architectural practice SMAQ. The office focuses on „architecture, urbanism, research“ and was founded by Sabine Müller (born 1969) and Andreas Quednau (born 1967) in Rotterdom. Since 2005, SMAQ is based in Berlin and realizes projects worldwide. They are currently working on a masterplan for Xeritown (Dubai), a 56 ha mixed-use development area in the wasteland of Dubai Land. Among their current projects are furthermore a hotel in Bejing and „Cumulus“, a residential area in Oslo. SMAQ has been awarded with numerous prizes and fellowships: The architectural practice has won the EUROPAN competition for several times and was awarded with the LEG-Prize 2000 of the Landesentwicklungsgesellschaft Germany. GLASHAUS_10, titled „Environments – Umwelten“ assembles in an abstract landscape the sites and contexts of four different designs. These, from the small scale BAD (bath) in Stuttgart to the Xeritown masterplan in Dubai, all engage with the relationship between environmental condition and urban usages.
The exhibition is supported by Thermopal, Landes- und Stadtentwicklungsgesellschaften LEG, Architekturmodelle Berlin, Buro Happold and Gravis and the DAZ Glashaus-Partners Berker, Grohe, PUK-Werke and Trilux.
Further information on SMAQ