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"

Greeting from Klaus Schäfer, the German Honorary Consul in Aarhus

Building homes, building public spaces, building bridges--architecture is about bringing people together, just like the German-Danish Friendship-Event Architecture to (get in) Touch. It’s about imagining spaces that foster communication and create connections as well as relations between people and communities on many different levels.

We're not all expert builders, but we know what it means to spend our days in built spaces. We've experienced buildings that inspire us and work for us, individually and collectively, whether it’s personal living spaces or schools, libraries, hospitals, infrastructures, office and production spaces. Architecture is an act of creative understanding: of attending to a specific site, of listening to its community, the needs and dreams of people. Architects bring insight, expertise and vision to projects that shape our built environment for generations to come.

We hope that this kind of dynamic interaction between experts and the public will also be taking place during the Architecture to (get in) Touch event at Dokk1, itself a landmark of innovative design. Thanks to the fruitful collaboration between the MSAO Future Foundation and the Kulturgesellschaft in Aarhus, this unique event will bring together Danish and German architects with local experts and citizens, all of us listening to each other, sharing and discussing our understanding of community-driven architectures today.

Wishing us an inspiring exchange of ideas for building a better world,
Klaus Schäfer
Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany for the Central Jutland region of Denmark

Greeting from Joachim Hoof, the Danish Honorary Consul in Dresden

Libraries make me curious. Dresden, the city where I live, is home to several of these knowledge repositories. They are great functional buildings with their very own architecture. Interesting examples of such visionary but also realised buildings can be found in the recently published book Libraries and Their Architecture in the 21st Century by Ines Miersch- Süß.

In this book, libraries are impressively presented as living buildings that, in addition to their preservation function, are first and foremost places of communication and collective togetherness. I find Achim Bonte's comparison of the library with a living kitchen extremely exciting: a public kitchen in the city where everyone is welcome to join in the cooking, contribute their own ingredients and sit together at a large table. Transferred to the library, this means: low-threshold access to knowledge, educational equality and social participation. The users become participants - the architecture becomes a so-called "third place". It's good that there are such spaces and opportunities for exchange! Because we have to think ahead: How do we want to shape our future, how do we want to live together in the 21st century? Democracy and social coexistence must be constantly renegotiated - between neighbours, between generations, between cultures. Space is needed for this exchange.

Creating spaces and podiums for cultural, professional and social exchange - This is also made possible by the continuation of the Danish-German Year of Friendship 2021 and the thematically linked event Architecture to (get in) Touch of the MSAO Future Foundation. Aptly titled "Space for and with people", this event is sure to offer new insights, plenty of space for exchange, professional discourse and new ideas for visionary projects. I wish you every success in this endeavour!

Joachim Hoof
Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Denmark in Saxony

10.00 - 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

Impulse On German Danish Architecture - “Exchange of thoughts.”

Karsten Thorlund, Head of SLA Aarhus

Karsten will present some aspects on how SLA are inspired by German research, philosophy and architecture and he will also highlight some examples of exchange of thougts from Denmark to Germany as well.

10.30

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

"Creating a Culture of…" Elif Tinaztepe I Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

As one of the most award-winning Danish practices Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects build on years of experience embedding culture into an array of projects that differ in scale, complexity and typology. From libraries, museums, and headquarters, to learning facilities and performance venues – the approach is rooted in creating spaces where cultures immerse.

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

"Designing in times of urgency" Mateusz Mastalski I Henning Larsen

Mateusz will speak about “What is our role as architects nowadays and about the Gdansk Masterplan and Fælledby as an example of reactive designing.

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

© Architecture for this Century ist das Zukunftsprogramm der MSAO FUTURE FOUNDATION.

In den multi-, trans- und interdisziplinären Veranstaltungsformaten stellen wir die wichtigsten und aktuellen Fragen zur Rolle der Architektur für die Gesellschaft, zu Innovation und Zukunft sowie zu Internationaler Zusammenarbeit im 21. Jahrhundert.