Schönhauser Allee 9, 10119 Berlin
Container Architecture Exhibition
vernissage: SAT 8 NOVEMBER / 20:00 with a DJ set by Lucas Adrian, www.soundcloud.com/lucas-adrian-2
exhibition is running until FRI 19 DECEMBER.
you can see the exhibition from MON – SAT between 12:00 and 20:00, except on the days when there are other events at PLATOON KUNSTHALLE, so always check www.kunsthalle.com/berlin for exact dates.
the Container Architecture Exhibition is the world’s first of its kind. offering an insight into one of architecture’s youngest branches, it showcases the most high-profile realized ISO-container projects from all over the globe and clearly demonstrates the wide variety of uses containers can be put to.
this includes temporary constructions, public buildings, housing arrangements and everything in between. the exhibit asserts that quality architecture does not precondition what you build with but how. several of the presented projects rank among top notch architecture achievements, having received world renowned awards.
aside from displaying the selected projects, the exhibit also presents the general features and characteristics of container architecture and thus introduces the concept to people who see it there for the first time. and for those that feel creative, there is a DIY container architecture workshop, where visitors can play with 1:50 scale model containers and assemble architecture themselves.
the timing of this exhibit could not be better, since the current economic crisis calls for a reassessment of several areas of society, including culture&living. container architecture is an alternative approach to prefabricated building, it is quick to setup and low-cost, and offers custom, eco-friendly solutions. the presented projects are mainly from recycled containers assembled with low noise pollution and minimum site impact, which is why we speak of eco friendly construction.
the exhibit features: MMW Architects (Norway), Shigeru Ban Architects (Japan), Will Alsop Design Ltd. (UK), Phooey Architects (Australia), AFF Architekten (Germany), Spillmann-Echsle (Swiss), Lot-Ek (USA), Knock.Se (Sweden), Hybrid (USA), DeMaria Design Associates (USA), Adam Kalkin (USA), Nicholas Lacey & Partners (UK), HVDN Architecten (Netherlands), MVRDV (Netherlands), Pierre Morency Architecten (Canada), Platoon (Germany), Luc Deleu (Belgium), Spillmann-Felser (Swiss), Jure Kotnik (Slovenia).
the exhibition was put together by Jure Kotnik, architect and editor of best selling Container Architecture monograph. the exhibition was firstly exposed at Ljubljana’s Museum of Architecture and design and received wide public and media attention, after its closing in Ljubljana it toured Paris, Seattle, Le Havre etc.