FROM GERMANY TO ARGENTINA
German Influences in Architecture
01. April 2011
Exhibition at DAZ Scharoun Saal
Opening 01.04.2011, 7.00 pm
Victorio Taccetti, Ambassador of Argentina
Peter Cachola Schmal, Director Deutsches Architekturmuseum DAM, Frankfurt am Main
Michael Frielinghaus, President Bund Deutscher Architekten BDA
Over the centuries Argentina’s building tradition was repeatedly inspired by European immigrants. The exhibition explores the influence that architects and engineers of German decent wielded on the Rio de la Plata region, which includes the capital Buenos Aires.
In this context, the work of Willi Ludewig (1902-1963), who emigrated from Berlin in 1935, played an outstanding role. Willi Ludewig is one of the most important protagonists of the spread of architectural Modernism, especially in the Brandenburg region. In his buildings elements of Neues Bauen were transported to Argentina.
The exhibition was conceived by CEDODAL (Centro de Documentación de Arte y Arquitectura Latinoamericana), Buenos Aires, and showcases original drafts and image material from its extensive collection. These documents are rounded out by films about Buenos Aires in the 1920s and today, as well as by an interview with one of Willi Ludewig’s sons.
"FROM GERMANY TO ARGENTINA German Influences in Architecture" is an exhibtion of Deutsches Architekturmuseums DAM, Frankfurt am Main and CEDODAL – Centro de Documentación de Arquitectura Latinoamericana, Buenos Aires.
Photo: “Casa Levi en Dr. Eduardo Madero” – Residential building by Karl Willi Ernst Ludewig in Buenos Aires, © CEDODAL \ DAM