Exhibition: Scharoun

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

As part of the "Research Field" format, in which students are to be given insight into real research projects in progress, we devoted ourselves to the architect's highly complex interior compositions using built examples within Germany. In pandemic small groups of 2-3 students plus lecturer, one of these icons of architecture was documented at a time using the modern methods of building surveying, whereby the students learned to read and understand them through intensive on-site examination.

At the end of the course, a cutaway model was built from birch wood, for the realization of which, beyond the use of already existing plans, model-relevant partial aspects were documented and measured on site in three-day measurement campaigns in each case, which are not apparent from two-dimensional plans.

By switching from the building measurement to the physical model, we have attempted to make this complex architecture not only readable for ourselves, but also, and especially, representable and comprehensible for third parties by taking on the perspective of the designing Scharoun.