Wir geben den Anstoß.
Wir bringen Menschen, Ideen
und Verantwortung zusammen.

Welcome to the Friendship-Event in Aarhus, DOKK1
on Sunday, October 10, 2021

GERMAN-DANISH YEAR OF FRIENDSHIP ARCHITECTURE TO (GET IN) TOUCH

ARCHITECTS – from GERMANY & DENMARK

Architects from Denmark and Germany present themselves together to a broad public: TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ARCHITECTS. How do architects think? What values, what ideas play a role in their projects? Architecture is built for people. It creates proximity and encounter. We ask this question on this day and want to experience live architecture and its architects in exchange, together in Aarhus in the legendary DOKK1 - the space for change.

HENNING LARSEN
SCHMIDT HAMMER LASSEN
3XN
SLA
GEWERS PUDEWILL
GMP by Gerkan, Marg and Partners
SAUERBRUCH HUTTON

by
MSAO Future Foundation

ARCHITECTURE TO GET IN TOUCH

Architecture to (get in) Touch brings architecture very close to the people of Aarhus. Danish and German internationally active architectural firms are on site for exchange and for direct conversation. They give unknown insights into their work and answer questions, because architecture is the living space for people and their community. It's about architecture and design, knowledge and language, transformation and participation. At this event, Danish and German architects will jointly provide answers to questions on site and present their ideas of a better world through architecture! Architecture to (get in) Touch is organized by the MSAO Future Foundation together with the Cultural Society in Aarhus as part of the German Danish Year of Friendship and is free to visit.

Language: English

PROGRAM

"An architecture Sunday full of inspiration – space for and with people"

10.30 - 12.00


ON FRIENDSHIP AND ARCHITECTURE

Danish-German Welcome & Opening Address

Lisbeth Overgaard, Head of Program, partnership & communication DOKK1
Marianne Ladegaard, Representative KULTURGESELLSCHAFT in Aarhus
Ines Miersch-Süß, President MSAO Future Foundation

Impuls On German Danish Architecture

Karsten Thorlund, Head of SLA Aarhus

WHAT I ALLWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT...

Talk between the Danish & German Architects

In three questions, a German architect learns from a Danish architect and vice versa what architecture and design, language and knowledge, transformation and participation mean to them and what role they play in their work. We experience architecture from the Danish and German perspectives.

Questions from the audience

The audience asks their questions. Any question is a good question. What moves people about architecture when they work and live in it? What expectations do people have of architects? Put your question on the podium, take a seat next to an architect and find out what you always wanted to know!

12.00 - 13.00

MEET WITH US

Network and Individual Talks

After the conversation, you will meet the architects in the hall and can ask your own personal questions again. There will be books to leaf through.

13.00 - 15.00

OUR VIEW ON DESIGN, KNOWLEDGE AND TRANSFORMATION - ON ARCHTECTURE FOR PEOPLE

Presentations by the individual architects offices

The work of architects is complex and encompasses countless facets. In the afternoon, you will experience very intimate insights into the work of the six offices.

13.00

"Designing for Evolution" Elif Tinaztepe I Schmidt Hammer Lassen

It's an exhilarating time to rethink libraries. The evolution of this beloved institution from a repository of knowledge to social infrastructure to innovation hub has gained so much momentum that despite warnings of its demise, the library has successfully repositioned itself as an indispensable value for our future societies.

13.20

"Unpacking my Library" Andrew Kiel I Sauerbruch Hutton

Discussing projects for libraries, the office library, office publications, and his own love of book collecting, Andrew Kiel reveals the complex role of books in Sauerbruch Hutton's architectural practice. Creating a collection of books always sharpens focus and reflects the values of the "users," be they the institutions, offices, individual collectors, or the public realm creating the "demand" which public libraries meet. The printed content – as well as the graphic, physical, and haptic qualities of books – can inform and even strongly influence the conception, reception and communication of architectural practice.

13.40

"Contribution for the Knowledge based Society" Werner Frosch I Henning Larsen

Today's modern society is on its way to become a knowledge based society, in which competitiveness and success under changing conditions are based on the existing and easily accessible knowledge of the members of this society. Education and training are important components of the community, as they enable not only knowledge but also innovation, thus contributing to the dynamic and growth of the knowledge society. Consequently, places where knowledge is imparted and knowledge can be acquired, places that provide access to education and knowledge, are of great importance.

14.00

"Maximizing the surface" Nicolas Pomränke I gmp Architects

In order to let people get in touch our projects strengthen the opportunities of personal exchange by inspiring contrasts and mixing public and private space. Instead of separating functions, we try maximize their interaction by logical spatial operations.

14.20

"To Behavior of Architecture" Torben Østergaard I 3XN Architects

We believe that Architecture can change behavior. We create buildings, spaces and interiors that bring people together

14.40

"Structure and Experiment" Georg Gewers I Gewers Pudewill

... listening and trying to find the most unique answers for the grown Berlin urban context.


The event is free of charge.
Event Language is English.

 

Event Venue

Large Hall, DOKK1, Aarhus
– RUM TIL FORANDRONG SPACE OF CHANGE

ARCHITECTURE – CONTEXT IN AARHUS


7.10.2021 – Tuesday
// 8.10.2021 – Friday
OPENING - ARKITEKTSKOLE OF AARHUS

10.10.2021 – Sunday
ARCHITECTURE TO (GET IN) TOUCH – GERMAN-DANISH YEAR OF FRIENDSHIP 2020 / 2021

The GERMAN-DANISH YEAR OF FRIENDSHIP was launched in 2020 and extended in 2021. It is realized by the German Goethe Institute in Copenhagen, the German Federal Foreign Office and the German Cultural Institute in Aarhus. Our foundation participates in this event with the KNOWLEDGE TALKS, which take place on the occasion of the book publication LIBRARIES AND THEIR ARCHITECTURE IN THE 21st CENTURY.

KNOWLEDGE TALK #3 CHANGE - EXCHANGE

Architecture to (get in) Touch is the #3 part of the KNOWLEDGE TALK series. With the Knowledge Talks, we link the topics on society from the book LIBRARIES AND THEIR ARCHITECTURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY with PLACES OF KNOWLEDGE. DoKK1 and Danish architecture takes here an important role in an international context.

The KNOWLEDGE TALK ARCHITECTURE TO (GET IN) TOUCH will take place in Occasion of the German-Danish Year of Friendship.

With the KNOWLEDGE TALKS we link the topics on the knowledge society from the book LIBRARIES AND THEIR ARCHITECTURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY with places of knowledge such as museums, archives, libraries, universities.

This is about democracy, participation, community.

In the KNOWLEDGE TALKS we link the book essays with the AVANTGARDE OF SCIENCE.

#5 Dubai – ACCESSIBILITY
#4 Berlin - ENGAGEMENT
#3 Aarhus - CHANGE - EXCHANGE
#2 Zürich - CREATIVITY
#1 Florence - RENAISSANCE