Behnisch Architekten + Transsolar Climate Engineering, Stuttgart
August 22–October 3, 2007 Behnisch Architekten + Transsolar Climate Engineering, Stuttgart
Behnisch Architekten and Transsolar Klimaengineering have been collaborating for many years in pursuit of an environmentally responsive architecture. Works extend from architectural competitions to large-scale realized projects both in Germany and abroad. Current common projects include Harvard’s Allston Science Complex in Cambridge, MA; Senscity Paradise Universe in Las Vegas, NV; Thermal Baths, Bad Aibling, Germany; and the Arizona State University Gateway Project in Tempe, AZ.
This collaborative design approach is founded on the shared belief that high-quality built environments can be achieved through the responsible use of natural resources. Curiosity, commodity and delight drive an innovative process combining technical advancements with passive design measures.
The exhibition, entitled Ecology.Design.Synergy, attempts to address the widespread and misleading quantitative interpretation of the term “sustainability” by highlighting the manifold aspects of sustainability that constitute important qualities in themselves. The selected projects are presented in a manner that illustrates the working methods, the results of previous collaborations, and perspectives for the future.
The exhibition is intended to be educational and is aimed not only at architects and engineers, but all those who care about the quality of the built environment and its impact upon the world in which we live, from school children to political, scientific and economic decision-makers. It is not intended to present models for a sustainable architecture. Instead, by drawing on the five human senses, the exhibition attempts to provoke a re-definition of the term “sustainability” by focusing on the complex series of relationships between human beings and their immediate environment.
This exhibition is curated by Frank Ockert, FMO, Stuttgart, in co-operation with ifa–German Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations represented by the Goethe Institute, and Galerie Aedes, Berlin.
Curated by Matthias Schuler
Gund Hall Gallery