"The new Complexity: Contemporary Architecture in Germany", Hangzhou, China
In 1919, Bauhaus, a school with an aim to cultivate new types of building and design talents, was built in Weimar by a German architect named Walter Gropius. Modern architecture and design were born here. In the era with frenzied revolution sentiments, Bauhaus tried to exert its influence on society and people’s life. With “architecture” as the core, Bauhaus aimed to accomplish its lofty mission and took part in the historic process of building a new society. Through Bauhaus’ promotion, modern architecture with “Germany” as representative has demonstrated extraordinary glory of the time. Now German architecture has occupied an important place in global architectural community. Many outstanding German architects have shown the unique features of German architectural design.
This exhibition has selected outstanding works from 11 iconic German architectural firms in modern era. With thorough introduction and in-depth discussion, the exhibition shows the inheritance and development of German architecture from the following 4 aspects: “Context and Tradition”, “Artistic Expression”, “Sustainability and Ecology” and “Technologism”. The exhibition also shows design methods and the future development direction of German architecture, which can inspire the thinking and learning of architectural communities in other regions and countries, especially in China. This exhibition is jointly organized by the China Design Museum of CAA, School of Architecture of SCUT (South China University of Technology), CDAA (China Germany Architecture Exchange Center) and Goethe-Institut China.