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Designing in Dialogue between Traditional and Modern

aac workshop, Hamburg, Germany
26.02. to 20.03.2015

This workshop was under the guidance of
Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Dipl.-Ing. Meinhard
von Gerkan, President of the aac and
Dipl.-Ing. Architect Nikolaus Goetze

A cooperation of the Academy for Architectural Culture with the Global Art Affairs Foundation

The idea of a European Cultural Centre as a cross-national place of discourse, research and public work has already been discussed for a while at multiple levels inside the European Union. Venice, with its centuries-old tradition, suggests itself to be the location for such an institution.

The Global Art Affairs Foundation, which already for many years successfully engages itself as a curator and host of exhibitions of international reputation at the Biennale Arte and Architettura, decided to take up the initiative for the further realisation of the project. It was therefore intended to re-model the Palazzo Mora into the location of the future European Cultural Centre. An aac workshop assignment requiring designing in dialogue between traditional and modern.

The four designed proposals, creating interventions both confident and modern, as well as respectful and perceptive, representing a modernity, aware of its nature as a short term resident within the long term traditions of historical Venetian architecture,
were exhibited in a public exhibition both at the aac campus in Hamburg and during the Biennale Architettura 2016 in Venice.

Photos: jochen stüber fotografie







Participants: Güley Alagöz, Jacques Bätje, Matthias Bednasch, Michela Benedetti, Gabriele Castellano,
Matthias Dexheimer, Stella Mugellini, Johannes Lüer Oldenburg, Katharina Paschburg, Veronique Pavelec, Blazej Peter Trybala, Anastasiya Vitusevych, Yiqun Wang, Yi You, Ye Yuan, Huiting Zheng