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2018

24
May
From Vision to Building
Schöningen

At paläon – Research and Experience Center Schöningen Spears, the architectural landmark’s making of is displayed. Plans, models, and concepts that have been submitted to the competition in 2012 are presented in an exhibition that runs until September 30th, 2018.

 
24/05/2018, 19:00
paläon – Forschungs- und Erlebniszentrum Schöninger Speere
Paläon 1
38364 Schöningen
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
29
May
Modular Building
Living in Containers - From Recycling to Prefabrication
Berlin

Modular building is still a hot topic. Philip Norman Peterson gives a follow-up to his talk from last year, focusing on the by now nearly finished container student housing project Frankie & Johnny (in German).

 
29/05/2018, 18:30
materialForum
Am Tempelhofer Berg 6
3. Aufgang EG
10965 Berlin
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
07
Jun
eco2friendly Day
Luzern

Architecture department lead Volker Mau is invited to the eco2friendly day, a summit where experts from various fields talk about different aspects of sustainability. He presents his view on sustainable architecture and illustrates his thoughts with projects.

07/06/2018, 09:00
KKL Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern
Europaplatz 1
6005 Luzern
Switzerland
© eco2friendly Day
08
Jun
Marketing + Architektur Awards
Luzern

The ceremony of the prestigious awards for marketing and architecture is on. Tristan Kobler has been a member of the jury and gives a laudatory speech for on of the selected projects.

08/06/2018, 16:15
KKL Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern
Europaplatz 1
6005 Luzern
Switzerland
© Johannes Marburg
09
Jun
Retail Summit
Tbilisi

Philip Norman Peterson joins an experts’ panel about retail architecture in Tbilisi. In this summit that is hosted by information platform Heinze, he presents retail projects such as Westside shopping mall, shopping and business center INSIDE, Swisscom Business Campus and leisure hub Colorful Zone, and discusses with other professionals.

09/06/2018, 09:00
Iota Hotel
10 Mikheil Lermontovi Street
0105 Tbilisi
Georgia
© Hiroyuki Oki
13
Jun
Parasite Building ELLI?
Zurich

Tristan Kobler is invited as a speaker to Creative Zurich Wednesday to talk about parasite architecture, and its respective challenges and opportunities, and how they shape society. Redensification project ELLI will be examined more closely as an example of a special kind of parasite architecture.

Following the speeches, Tristan Kobler and the other invited speakers, Tanja Trampe, Gudrun Ongania, and Ueli Ansorge, discuss in a panel how high quality growth is possible that is also sustainable.

13/06/2018, 18:15
Impact Hub Zurich Viadukt Bogen D & E
Viaduktstrasse 93
8005 Zürich
Switzerland
© Radek Brunecky
14
Jun
MakeCity 2018
Berlin Remixing
Berlin

MakeCity is a city-wide international festival for architecture and urban alternatives, spanning over 17 days and featuring over 120 events: exhibitions, workshops, urban tours and studio talks, along with 9 days of conference programme at the festival centre.

As a founding partner, the Berlin studio will be part of it. The festival takes place from June 14 to July 1, 2018 in different locations in Berlin; a detailed programme is coming soon.

14/06/2018, 10:00
Berlin
Germany
© Till Budde
15
Jun
Gentiana Punctata L. from Galtür
Galtür

The permanent exhibition at Alpinarium Galtür "At The Very Top —  Stories About Galtür and the World" is expanded by the history of Gentiana Punctata L. in Galtür; occasion of the expansion is the recognition of Galtür's tradition of collecting and processing of spotted gentian as UNESCO cultural heritage. Special topic sections such as "The Plant and the Medicine" and "History and Tradition" shed light on the significance and value of the rare plant. Content and design carry on the current exhibition's style.

15/06/2018, 18:00
Alpinarium Galtür
Hauptstrasse 29c
6563 Galtür
Austria
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
17
Jun
The Added Value of Art and Architecture
Luzern

Tristan Kobler is invited to the panel discussion "The Added Value of Art and Architecture". The event celebrates also the release of a book about the same topic, published by competition commission for art and architecture WEKO of visarte Zentralschweiz.

The panel assembles people from various fields: Art, art collecting, politics, urban planning, and architecture. Apart from professional attitudes, participants in the panel are asked to express personal opinions.

17/06/2018, 10:30
Lichthof Regierungsgebäude, Kanton Luzern
Bahnhofstrasse 15
6000 Luzern
Switzerland
© Hubert Hofmann
18
Jun
Guided Tour Frankie & Johnny
Berlin-Treptow

As part of the MakeCity festival, the nearly finished container-built student housing project Frankie & Johnny can be visited on a guided tour. Another tour takes place June 19th, 2018, at 1 pm.

18/06/2018, 13:00
Eichbuschallee 51
12437 Berlin-Treptow
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
19
Jun
Guided Tour Frankie & Johnny
Berlin-Treptow

As part of the MakeCity festival, the nearly finished container-built student housing project Frankie & Johnny can be visited on a guided tour. Another tour takes place June 18th, 2018, at 1 pm.

19/06/2018, 13:00
Eichbuschallee 51
12437 Berlin-Treptow
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
25
Jun
DETAIL Prize 2018
Jury Session

Barbara Holzer is a member of the jury who awards this year’s DETAIL prize. The jury meets to select the winners.

25/06/2018, 10:00
Germany
© DETAIL
04
Jul
On Context and Content
Dortmund

Tristan Kobler speaks to MA students about his personal approach to exhibition design. The talk is part of a university lecture series at the design department of the FH Dortmund, but it is also open to the public.

04/07/2018, 18:00
Fachhochschule Dortmund - Fachbereich Design
Max-Ophüls-Platz 2
44137 Dortmund
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
10
Jul
Open Workshop III RAW Site
Berlin

The third workshop of RAW site development is on; the event is open to the public.

10/07/2018, 17:00
Säälchen
Holzmarktstraße 25
10243 Berlin
Germany
© Studio S/M/L
20
Jul
Exhibition Spielstädte!
100+ Options for the Future of Thuringia
Apolda

As part of their Curated Studies program, professor Barbara Holzer and Tanja Kullack have gathered in collaboration with IBA Thuringia during winter semester 2017/18 more than 120 students of Peter Behrens School of Arts (PBSA) in the town of Apolda. The state of Thuringia presents the thinking space called "STADTLAND" for the studios.

More than 100 options for Apolda and Thuringia have been developed — starting from local acupunctions that trigger shifts of context by minimal interventions to visions for metropoles of the future. The Exhibition Design Institute of University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf has created by analysing the students' concepts, drafts, and visions the exhibition "Spielstädte! 100+ Options for the Future of Thuringia".

20/07/2018, 18:00
Eiermannbau
Auenstraße 9
99510 Apolda
Germany
© EDI
28
Aug
Exhibition Competition Museum Friedland
Friedland

Museum Friedland has held an architectural competition for a visitor, media and documentation center, in which Barbara Holzer was a member of the jury. The competition entries are presented at the museum until September 23rd, 2018, as well as on their website.

28/08/2018, 10:00
Museum Friedland
Bahnhofstrasse 2
37133 Friedland
Germany
© Museum Friedland, Foto: Swen Pförtner
13
Sep
Topping-out at LimmatSpot
Spreitenbach

On the LimmatSpot site, the building shell is finished; an occasion to celebrate for everyone involved in the project!

13/09/2018, 17:00
8957 Spreitenbach
Switzerland
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
20
Sep
(RE)MIXING
Architecture and Planning Day 2018
Büdelsdorf

Barbara Holzer will be a speaker at Architecture and Planning Day 2018, hosted by AIT Dialog and ACO Academy.

20/09/2018, 10:00
ACO Academy
Am Friedrichsbrunnen
24782 Büdelsdorf
Germany
© AIT Dialog / ACO
24
Sep
Dialogues on Construction Economy
How does the altered purchasing behaviour influence architecture?
Zurich

The association for management and economy, maneco, invites to a panel discussion. Tristan Kobler and other experts talk about the ways new shopping habits shape buildings.

24/09/2018, 18:15
Club Härterei
Maag-Areal
Hardstrasse 219
8005 Zurich
Switzerland
© Hiroyuki Oki
29
Sep
Open House Zurich
Zurich

The third edition of Open House is on in Zurich! The festival presents free access to more than 100 buildings and many guided tours on the weekend of September 29th and 30th, 2018. Some visits require a reservation.

29/09/2018, 10:00
Zurich
Switzerland
© Open House
11
Oct
Constructing the World
Art and Economy — 1919-1939 and 2008-2018
Mannheim

The first topical exhibition in the new building of Kunsthalle Mannheim sheds light on the economy's impact on the arts by presenting classical modern art from the 1920s and 1930s, focussing on the German Weimar Republic, the Soviet Union and the United States.

Free-standing wall units partition the three connecting rooms of the exhibition's historic part. See-through moments and juxtapositions keep refreshing perspectives and correlations of the thematically clustered art works. A color scheme that resonates with the spirit of the time has inspired a background of geometrical panels in bold hues and highlights selected exhibits. Few media installations provide background information of pivotal social developments such as the emergence of the modern metropolis in the early 20th century; an axial "trail" provides the exhibition's chronologic and contextualising backbone.

A spatial graphic design derived from Gustavs Klucis' work Dynamic City connects the historic and the contemporary part of the exhibition and welcomes visitors in the foyer of Kunsthalle Mannheim.

11/10/2018, 19:00
Kunsthalle Mannheim
Friedrichsplatz 4
68165 Mannheim
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
12
Oct
Ceremony Steel Construction Prize
Duisburg

The ceremony of the German Steel Construction Award is embedded in this year’s Day of Steel Construction ("Tag der Stahl.Architektur") in Duisburg. Student housing project Frankie & Johnny has been among the winners.

12/10/2018, 13:00
Mercatorhalle Duisburg im CityPalais
Landfermannstraße 6
47051 Duisburg
Germany
© Jan Bitter
23
Oct
Final Days Gender and Violence
Dresden

The special exhibition on the complex entanglements of gender and violence at the Military History Museum in Dresden runs until October 30th, 2018.

23/10/2018, 10:00
Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr
Olbrichtplatz 2
01099 Dresden
Germany
© Jan Bitter
04
Nov
Opening Ottonianum
Dome Museum Magdeburg in Former Bank Building
Magdeburg

A new permanent exhibition is opened at the former Bank of Germany building, which is positioned in correspondence with the dome. The exhibition design consciously takes up elements of the dome's architecture and establishes spatial connections to the graves of Otto and Editha in the Dome. The colours of the ottonian frescos and codices has influenced the scenography, a source of inspiration also for the architecture back then, as has come to light as work proceeded.

04/11/2018, 10:00
Dommuseum Ottonianum Magdeburg
Lothar-Kreyssig-Straße 1
39104 Magdeburg
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
06
Nov
Conventional — Modular — Prefabricated
Modulare Wohnbauten
Berlin

At belektro trade fair in Berlin as part of the architectural program DIALOG HOCH 4, a forum about future living formats takes place. Therein, Philip Norman Peterson will present the student housing project Frankie & Johnny (in German).

06/11/2018, 09:45
Messe Berlin GmbH
Eingang Messe Süd
Messedamm 22
14055 Berlin
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
15
Nov
ELLI at DAB Congress
Berlin

This year's congress of DAB (Deutsches Architektenblatt) focuses on different kinds of material. As an example for concrete construction, Barbara Holzer presents residential building and studio ELLI, for which prefabricated concrete elements have been used.

15/11/2018, 16:00
Bristol Berlin
Kurfürstendamm 27
10719 Berlin
Germany
© Radek Brunecky
17
Nov
RAW Inspection and Workshop
Open Space Qualities
Berlin

In the course of the development of the RAW area everybody interested is invited to join an inspection of the site and following workshop discussion with the focus on open space qualities.

Meeting point for the site inspection is at gate 2, opposite of Revalerstrasse 10. The workshop takes place at artistic space Urban Spree.

17/11/2018, 14:00
Urban Spree
Revalerstrasse 99
10245 Berlin
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
21
Nov
Ceremony Wolfsburg Award
Wolfsburg

The winner at the Wolfsburg Award for urban vision 2018 and other nominated submissions will be presented in a public ceremony. Tristan Kobler, who was this year's guest jury member, will give a speech.

21/11/2018, 19:00
Neue Schule Wolfsburg
Heinrich-Heine-Straße 36
38440 Wolfsburg
Germany
© Mara Truog
07
Dec
Felix Platter-Hospital Handover
Basel

The completed building will be officially handed over to the client. Fulfilling the brief of designing a hospital for elderly patients, a four-story geriatric hospital building offering a total of 300 beds as well as extensive facilities has been completed. The volume and height of the new building are designed to harmonize with the building height of the neighboring residential area and surround a protected central space with plenty of greenery. The recesses in the building lend form to its bulk and thus reference the surrounding urban fabric.

07/12/2018, 11:00
Basel
Switzerland
© Frank Blümler
07
Dec
RAW Experts' Workshop
Berlin

The RAW experts gather for a closing discussion.

07/12/2018, 12:30
Berlin
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
17
Dec
Westside at YAC Academy
Bologna

Barbara Holzer is invited to hold a lecture at Bologna's YAC Academy. Within the program "Architecture for Wellness", she presents the wellness area of the Westside shopping and experience center, which she has designed for Daniel Libeskind. For participants only.

17/12/2018, 16:00
YAC Academy
Bologna
Italy
© Jan Bitter
18
Dec
RAW Steering Committee
Berlin

The steering committee gathers for a closing discussion.

18/12/2018, 13:00
Berlin
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen

2019

17
Jan
Guided Tour Bau 2019
Façade: Land of Unlimited Possibilities
Munich

Join Philip Norman Peterson on a tour for professionals through the maze of the Bau 2019. Visitors will discover the unlimited possibilities of the façade. They can bring all of the issues that seem to limit potential for their façades and the group will journey to discover the solutions (in English.)

17/01/2019, 11:00
Messe München
Messegelände
81823 Munich
Germany
© Jan Bitter
23
Jan
DASA Exhibition Design Congress
Exhibiting the Future
Dortmund

Tristan Kobler is invited as a speaker to the Exhibition Design Congress. The theme "Exhibiting the Future" was the challenge he faced, when he created the DASA exhibition unit New Working Worlds, which presents potential scenarios of work in the next decades.

23/01/2019, 10:00
DASA Arbeitswelt Ausstellung
Friedrich-Henkel-Weg 1-25
44149 Dortmund
Germany
© Ulla-Anne Giesen + labo b designbüro
31
Jan
Opening of "Einfach Zürich"
A permanent exhibition
Zürich

The exhibition "Einfach Zürich" (Simply Zurich) deals with yesterday and today of city and canton. Events, developments, personalities and specialities are presented in three both visually and narratively surprisingly-different appointed rooms. In a light manner, the show offers much background information as well as unexpected insights. Concept, content & scenography: Holzer Kobler Architekturen and Heller Enterprises.

(Participation in the vernissage for invited guests only, the official opening being on February 2nd, 2019)

31/01/2019, 18:00
National Museum Zurich
Museumsstrasse 2
8001 Zurich
Switzerland
© Studio Noi
03
Feb
Final Days: Exhibition „Constructing the World: Art and Economy“
Mannheim

How does art react to economic mechanisms? What answers can art provide for the ensuing social upheavals?

These questions will be addressed by the large special exhibition "Constructing the World: Art and Economy". The historical part with art from the 1920/1930ies can be viewed at the Kunsthalle Mannheim until February 3d,  2019.

Scenography: Holzer Kobler Architekturen.

(The second part of the exhibition with contemporary works of art is extended until March 3, 2019)

03/02/2019, 18:00
Kunsthalle Mannheim
Friedrichplatz 4
68165 Mannheim
Germany
© Anne-Sophie Stolz
05
Feb
Opening of "Prison"
Traveling Exhibition
Genf

"Prison" deals with many different topics by way of meanungful and unconventional scenography: confinement, detention conditions, exclusion, but also reintegration and the role of the judiciary. The exhibition is realized in cooperation with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva, the Musée des Confluences in Lyon and the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum in Dresden. Scenography by Holzer Kobler Architekturen.

05/02/2019, 18:30
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum
Avenue de la Paix 17
1202 Geneva
Switzerland
© Vincent Schambacher, www.superposition.info / Photography: Mathieu Pernot
23
Feb
Open House at the new Felix Platter-Spital
Basel

The new hospital complex "Universitäre Altersmedizin FELIX PLATTER" offers one of the most modern and innovative geriatric health centers in Switzerland. It unites the departments of acute geriatrics, geriatric psychiatry and rehabilitation under one roof.

Learn about the new building of "Universitäre Altersmedizin FELIX PLATTER": Open house is from 10 to 17 o'clock.

23/02/2019, 10:00
Neubau Felix Platter
Burgfelderstrasse 101
4055 Basel
Switzerland
© Frank Bluemler
01
Mar
Opening "Henri Laurens – Daughters of the Waves"
Mannheim

Henri Laurens (1885–1954) is regarded as one of the most influential French sculptors of the first half of the 20th century. The monographic exhibition at the Kunsthalle Mannheim will show his works from March 1 until June 16. Selected sculptures from Laurens’ early and mature artistic periods as well as drawings, collages and prints will be presented. A participative workbench and studio representations will draw attention to Laurens’ creative process.

Scenography: Holzer Kobler Architekturen

Grafic Design: 2xGoldstein

Curator: Dr. Ulrike Lorenz in cooperation with the Gerhard-Marcks-Haus, Bremen.

Exhibition funded by the H.W. & J. Hector Foundation.

01/03/2019, 10:00
Kunsthalle Mannheim
Friedrichplatz 4
68165 Mannheim
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
01
Mar
Move-In Days at "LimmatSpot"

Outside of Zurich, the "LimmatSpot" presents itself as a new urban development area in Spreitenbach. The multifunctional building complex of more than 50'000 sqm encompasses a large array of spaces for service providers, retailers, gastronomy and offices, 195 apartments in numerous different segments and a multiplex movie theater with 9 halls. The moving-in period to begin in mid-February 2019.

01/03/2019, 10:00
LimmatSpot
Spreitenbach
Switzerland
© Radek Brunecky
08
Mar
architekturSCHWEIZ 19
@ KOSMOS, Zurich
Zürich

At the panel „Think Radical!“ Tristan Kobler gives a lecture about „Zurich needs urban densification! Zurich needs tower blocks!“

This year’s architekturSCHWEIZ 19 presents itself from 7th to 10th March as an architecture festival with pop-up museum, conference and film screenings.

08/03/2019, 09:00
architekturSCHWEIZ 19
c/o KOSMOS
Lagerstrasse 104
8004 Zürich
Switzerland
© Radek Brunecky
08
Mar
Inauguration at the Sigmund Freud University Vienna
Wien

The Sigmund Freud University Vienna launched its new faculty building in January 2019, housing the faculties for medicine and law. It provides space for 1,400 students. The official inauguration will take place on March 8, 2019. (Participation on application)

08/03/2019, 11:00
Faculty of Medicine at the Sigmund Freud University Vienna
Freudplatz 3
1020 Wien
Austria
© Kurt Hoerbst
22
Mar
Bauen und Gesellschaft, Conference
St. Gallen

Barbara Holzer gives a lecture on concepts of new working environments and their architectural and design requirements. The title of the symposium is "Everything is possible: Work and research – rethinking new environments".

22/03/2019, 14:45
Immo Messe Schweiz
Genossenschaft Olma Messen St. Gallen
Splügenstrasse 12
9008 St. Gallen
Switzerland
© Immo Messe Schweiz / t-k-f.ch
29
Mar
Lecture at the "Design that Educates Awards"
Melle

In connection with her activity as juror of the "Design that Educates Awards", Barbara Holzer will speak about the impact that architecture and design have on social education.

29/03/2019, 14:00
Design that Educates Awards
Solarlux GmbH
Industriepark 1
49324 Melle
Germany
© YAC Srl
05
Apr
Opening Bauhaus-Museum Weimar
Weimar

The new permanent exhibition at the Bauhaus-Museum in Weimar presents the treasures of the world's oldest Bauhaus collection. It links the history of the Bauhaus to discussions about contemporary living conditions. Scenography: Holzer Kobler Architekturen.

(Participation in the vernissage for invited guests, the official opening weekend is on April 6/7, 2019)

05/04/2019, 16:00
Bauhaus-Museum Weimar
Burgplatz 4
99423 Weimar
Germany
© Heine/Lenz/Zizka (www.hlz.de)
18
Apr
Bauhaus Buildings Dessau: Originals Retold
Dessau-Roßlau

In Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, where the different activities of the Bauhaus reached their pinnacle, the members of this avant-gardistic school constructed a number of visionary buildings that were restored or partially reconstructed for the anniversary year of the Bauhaus. They are now accessible to visitors. 

In their creative interpretation of the residential properties and studios Holzer Kobler Architekturen centers on the spatial and atmospheric perception of the buildings as such. The scenography presents a modular, extensible orientation and communications system, based on filmic mediation. The reopening will take place on 18 April 2019. 

18/04/2019, 09:45
Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
Gropiusallee 38
06846 Dessau-Roßlau
Germany
© Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, Foto: Thomas Meyer / OSTKREUZ
16
May
Opening of "La fabrique des contes"
Genève

People live under a spell, animals can speak, all wishes become true, space and time are blurred. We all know this type of tale that is part of the cultural memory of every human group. The Musée d'ethnographie de Genève addresses the cosmos of European fairy tales in its new exhibition; wondrous, familiar and at the same time a bit frightening. In eight very atmospheric fairytale-zones the stories can be experienced with all senses. The vernissage is on the 16th of May 2019, 6 pm (open to the public). The exhibition ends on the 5th of January 2020.

Curator: Federica Tamarozzi. Scenography: Holzer Kobler Architekturen.

16/05/2019, 18:00
Musée d'Ethnographie de Genève (MEG)
Boulevard Carl-Vogt 65
1205 Genève
Switzerland
Installation und Fotografie: © MEG, Johnathan Watts
17
May
Topping out ceremony for Schlösslipark
St. Gallen

On the outskirts of St. Gallen, the new "Schlösslipark" is being built. Its architecture is characterized by a hybrid element construction, in which the wooden lamellar structure of the façades elegantly fits into the landscape. In addition to 60 spacious 2.5-4.5-room apartments, one of the 5 buildings encompasses a small commercial area. A topping out ceremony will be held for having placed the last beam of the buildings.

17/05/2019, 10:30
Schlösslipark
9014 St. Gallen
Switzerland
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
04
Jun
Lecture at the Wohnprojektetag Bayern 2019
München

Especially in metropolitan regions, affordable housing is required on short notice and in great quantities. New concepts are needed.

Philip Norman Peterson will speak about "Difference and Iteration: Modular Construction Techniques today".

04/06/2019, 13:15
Wohnprojektetag Bayern 2019
c/o Haus der Architektur
Waisenhausstrasse 4
80637 München
Germany
© Jan Bitter
16
Jun
Finissage "Henri Laurens – Daughters of the Waves"
Mannheim

Henri Laurens (1885–1954) is regarded as one of the most influential French sculptors of the first half of the 20th century. The monographic exhibition at the Kunsthalle Mannheim will show his works from March 1 until June 16. Selected sculptures from Laurens’ early and mature artistic periods as well as drawings, collages and prints will be presented. A participative workbench and studio representations will draw attention to Laurens’ creative process.

Scenography: Holzer Kobler Architekturen

Grafic Design: 2xGoldstein

Curator: Dr. Ulrike Lorenz in cooperation with the Gerhard-Marcks-Haus, Bremen.

Exhibition funded by the H.W. & J. Hector Foundation.

16/06/2019, 01:00
Kunsthalle Mannheim
Friedrichplatz 4
68165 Mannheim
Germany
© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
18
Aug
"Prison" – Final Days
Geneva

"Prison" deals with life behind bars – with the themes confinement, detention conditions, exclusion, but also reintegration and the role of the judiciary. A manifold scenography explores the inside and outside of prisons in a colorful and positivistic manner. Historical, philosophical, anthropological and sociological aspects of incarceration reveal the ambiguous reality of detention, they break down stereotypes and raise the possibility of alternatives to authoritarian and antiquated punitive systems.

"Prison" was produced by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva (MICR) in partnership with the Musée des Confluences in Lyon (MDC) and the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum in Dresden (DHMD). The exhibition will close on August 18, 2019, at the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva. The reopening at the Musée des Confluences in Lyon is on October 19, 2019.

18/08/2019, 18:00
Musée international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge
1202 Geneva
Switzerland
© Radek Brunecky
12
Sep
Panel discussion at the Hegel-Haus
Stuttgart

As part of the Hegel 2020 project, Holzer Kobler Architekturen is responsible for the scenographic redesign of the Museum Hegel-Haus in Stuttgart on the occasion of the 250th birthday of the philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

The show "Update Hegel 2020" in the foyer of the museum provides a first insight into the redesign concept. There will be an introduction with a panel discussion on September 12th at 7:00 pm on which Simone Haar will participate.

12/09/2019, 19:00
Museum Hegel-Haus
Eberhardstraße 53
70173 Stuttgart
Germany
© Museum Hegel-Haus
14
Sep
Reopening of the permanent exhibition at the Beethoven-Haus Bonn
Bonn

Ludwig van Beethoven's birthplace is a charismatic venue for classical music enthusiasts from all over the world. The building houses the world’s largest and manifold Beethoven-collection. The redesigned permanent exhibition in the composer’s house of birth is created in a way that makes life and work of this outstanding artistic personality both a sensual and intellectual experience.

The opening of the permanent exhibition is scheduled for September 16, 2019.

Scenography: Holzer Kobler Architekturen. Grafic design: 2xGoldstein. Media design: TheGreenEyl.

 

14/09/2019, 10:00
Beethoven-Haus Bonn
Bonngasse 18-26
53111 Bonn
Germany
© art-des-hauses.com
26
Sep
Vernissage of "Inspiration Matisse"
Mannheim

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the celebrated French painter, graphic artist and sculptor Henri Matisse, the Kunsthalle Mannheim presents "Inspiration Matisse", a special exhibition that opens on the 27th of September 2019.

The scenography reflects on Matisse’ innovative mastery of color, form, surface, figure and space through a design that is oriented on his ideas of balance, pureness and tranquility.

26/09/2019, 19:00
Kunsthalle Mannheim
Friedrichsplatz 4
68165 Mannheim
Germany
18
Oct
"Prison" at the Musée des Confluences
Lyon

"Prison" deals with life behind bars – with confinement, detention conditions, exclusion, but also reintegration and the role of the judiciary. A manifold scenography explores the inside and outside of prisons in a colorful and positivistic manner. Historical, philosophical, anthropological and sociological aspects of incarceration reveal the ambiguous reality of detention, they break down stereotypes and raise the possibility of alternatives to authoritarian and antiquated punitive systems. Scenography: Holzer Kobler Architekturen.

The exhibition is produced by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva (MICR) in partnership with the Musée des Confluences in Lyon (MDC) and the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum in Dresden (DHMD). After being presented in Geneva, it will be shown at the Musée des Confluences in Lyon from 18. October 2019 until 26. July 2020. The reopening at the Deutsches Hygiene Museum will be on 25. September 2020.

18/10/2019, 10:00
Musée des Confluences
86 quai Perrache
69002 Lyon
France
© Haut— Juan, Barcelone, 2004, Les Hurleurs 2001-2004, France, Mathieu Pernot, Collection de l’artiste ; bas— 4x6 iStock | graphisme : KIBLIND Agence
24
Oct
Lecture at the ibW
Chur

On October 24, 2019, Tristan Kobler will be giving a lecture about the design and realisation processes of the scenography projects of Holzer Kobler Architekturen.

24/10/2019, 17:30
ibW Höhere Fachschule Südostschweiz
Gürtelstrasse 48
7000 Chur
Switzerland
© Radek Brunecky
04
Nov
Temporary – Recycling. Panel discussion
St. Gallen

On Monday, November 4, 2019, Barbara Holzer (Holzer Kobler Architekturen), Dirk E. Hebel (Architect, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) and Markus Freitag (Co-founder of FREITAG, Zurich) discuss in the course of the event series "Temporary" at the Architektur Forum Ostschweiz. The debate is moderated by Barbara Bleisch (Philosopher, Zurich). Put up for discussion are the use of resources, new cycles of recyclable fraction and potential solutions.

 

04/11/2019, 19:30
Architektur Forum Ostschweiz
Davidstrasse 40
9004 St. Gallen
Switzerland
© Architektur Forum Schweiz; Foto: Zooey Braun
07
Nov
1. Symposium | Museumsrunde Berlin
Panel discussion
Berlin

At the concluding panel on Thursday, Nov. 7, invited experts Barbara Holzer (Zurich, Berlin), Charles Landry (London), Paul Spies (Berlin) and Volker Staab (Berlin) discuss findings and outlook, led by moderator Joos van den Dool (Tubingen, Potsdam). The panel discussion will start at 6:30pm.

07/11/2019, 18:30
Museumsrunde Berlin
c/o W. Michael Blumenthal Akademie
10969 Berlin
Germany
© atodos kommunikation/Museumsrunde Berlin
25
Nov
Presentation at the GRIMMWELT Kassel
Kassel

As part of an architectural event at the GRIMMWELT Kassel, Simone Haar will talk about the exhibition concept and design of the museum and other projects by Holzer Kobler Architekturen.

25/11/2019, 17:00
GRIMMWELT Kassel
Weinbergstraße 21
34117 Kassel
Germany
© Jan Bitter
26
Nov
Tattoo Legends: Christian Warlich
Hamburg

At the beginning of the 20th century, the art of tattooing began to flourish in the Western world. One of the most prominent protagonists was Christian Warlich (1891-1964), a tattoo artist in Hamburg, who gained international recognition as the "King of Tattoo Artists". The Museum for Hamburg History, that owns the world's largest collection of Warlich’s objects, is now dedicating an exhibition to this icon, designed by Holzer Kobler Architekturen.The exhibition honors Warlich's oeuvre as "everyday"-art. They are pictures for life: present always and everywhere.

The opening ceremony is on Tuesday 26 November 2019 at 7 p.m. The exhibition will run from 27 November 2019 to 25 May 2020.

 

26/11/2019, 19:00
Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte
Holstenwall 24
20355 Hamburg
Germany
Christian Warlich zeigt sein Vorlagealbum, ca. 1936 @ SHMH, Foto Erich Andres
27
Nov
Jury at the Golden Trezzini Awards
St. Petersburg

Tristan Kobler participates as jury member at the Golden Trezzini Awards for Architecture and Design in St. Petersburg (Russia). The Awards are taking place since 2018, called after Domenico Trezzini (1670—1734), the first architect of St. Petersburg and a native of Switzerland. The Awards Ceremony will take place on the 27th of November at the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersberg.

27/11/2019, 17:00
Golden Trezzini Awards
St. Petersburg
Russian Federation
© Golden Trezzini Awards
07
Dec
"Kunst hoch 2" with Barbara Holzer and Tristan Kobler
on 3sat

On 7 December 2019 at 10:30pm 3sat will broadcast the documentary "Kunst hoch 2" about Barbara Holzer and Tristan Kobler. The six-part documentary series portrays well-known "artist couples". The current series tells of the first encounters between the two architects Barbara Holzer and Tristan Kobler and how their shared passion for the design of space and emptiness developed.

07/12/2019, 22:30
on 3sat
Switzerland
© 3sat
17
Dec
Official kick-off for Beethoven 2020
Bonn

On December 17, 2019, Beethoven's birthplace invites as a prelude of the Beethoven anniversary year in 2020 to an open day and presents "The new Beethoven House": The redesigned, experience-driven permanent exhibition, expanded exhibit spaces, a treasury of original manuscripts, new visitors service center with shop, dressing rooms, café and educational facilities.

Design of exhibition and public areas: Holzer Kobler Architekturen. Grafic design: 2xGoldstein. Media design: TheGreenEyl. Light Design: Lichtvision Design Berlin.

 

17/12/2019, 10:00
Beethoven-Haus Bonn
Bonngasse 18-26
53111 Bonn
Germany
© art-des-hauses.com

2020

08
Jan
Lecture at the interior.architecture.hospitality by Heimtextil 2020 | AIT-Dialogue
Frankfurt am Main

Barbara Holzer will speak at the AIT Dialogue lectures VIELFALT / DIVERSITY, which will take place as part of the interior.architecture.hospitality EXPO during Heimtextil in Frankfurt/Main. The lecture platform addresses architects, interior designers and experts with an interest in the field of hospitality. Barbara Holzer's lecture during the panel "Urban Places for Living in Transition" will deal with "Urban Discourses": 

Wednesday, 8 January 2020, 14:00 - 17:15 in Hall 4.2

 

08/01/2020, 14:00
AIT-Dialog
Gesellschaft für Knowhow-Transfer in Architektur und Bauwesen mbH c/o Messe Heimtextil in Frankfurt/Main
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 45
60327 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
© AIT-Dialog

News

Event
Lecture at the interior.architecture.hospitality by heimtextil 2020 | AIT-Dialogue

Barbara Holzer will speak at the AIT Dialogue lectures VIELFALT / DIVERSITY, which will take place as part of the interior.architecture.hospitality EXPO during Heimtextil in Frankfurt/Main. The lecture platform addresses architects, interior designers and experts with an interest in the field of hospitality. Barbara Holzer's lecture during the panel "Urban Places for Living in Transition" will deal with "Urban Discourses": 

Wednesday, 8 January 2020, 14:00 - 17:15 in Hall 4.2

 

© AIT-Dialog
Award
Heinze ArchitektenAWARD 2019 | Category Special BIM Award

Holzer Kobler Architekturen and wörner traxler richter have received the Heinze ArchitektenAWARD 2019 in the category Special BIM Award for the hospital project "Universitäre Altersmedizin Felix Platter" in Basel. It has been planned and executed by using the BIM technology. The jury acknowleges the consistently high quality of the BIM processes and the remarkable execution of building and architecture.

© wörner traxler richter, Foto: Frank Blümler
Opening
Official kick-off for Beethoven 2020

On December 17, 2019, Beethoven's birthplace invites as a prelude of the Beethoven anniversary year in 2020 to an open day and presents "The new Beethoven House": The redesigned, experience-driven permanent exhibition, expanded exhibit spaces, a treasury of original manuscripts, a new visitors service center with shop, dressing rooms, café and educational facilities.

Design of exhibition and public areas: Holzer Kobler Architekturen. Grafic design: 2xGoldstein. Media design: TheGreenEyl. Light Design: Lichtvision Design Berlin.

 

© art-des-hauses.com
Event
"Kunst hoch 2" with Barbara Holzer and Tristan Kobler on 3sat

On 7 December 2019 at 10:30pm 3sat will broadcast the documentary "Kunst hoch 2" about Barbara Holzer and Tristan Kobler. The six-part documentary series portrays well-known "artist couples". The current series tells of the first encounters between the two architects Barbara Holzer and Tristan Kobler and how their shared passion for the design of space and emptiness developed.

© 3sat
Award
Winner of the Architecture MasterPrize™

The Design Hostel has won the international Architecture MasterPrize™ in Architectural Design / Hospitality Architecture. 

Thank you to the jury of the Architecture MasterPrize™!

© Jan Bitter
Jury
Golden Trezzini Awards

Tristan Kobler participates as jury member at the Golden Trezzini Awards for Architecture and Design in St. Petersburg (Russia). The Awards are taking place since 2018, called after Domenico Trezzini (1670—1734), the first architect of St. Petersburg, and a native of Switzerland. The Awards Ceremony will take place on the 27th of November at the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersberg.

© Golden Trezzini Awards
Opening
Tattoo Legends: Christian Warlich

At the beginning of the 20th century, the art of tattooing began to flourish in the Western world. One of the most prominent protagonists was Christian Warlich (1891-1964), a tattoo artist in Hamburg, who gained international recognition as the "King of Tattoo Artists". The Museum for Hamburg History, that owns the world's largest collection of Warlich’s objects, is now dedicating an exhibition to this icon, designed by Holzer Kobler Architekturen.The exhibition honors Warlich's oeuvre as "everyday"-art. They are pictures for life: present always and everywhere.

The opening ceremony is on Tuesday 26 November 2019 at 7 p.m. The exhibition will run from 27 November 2019 to 25 May 2020.

 

Christian Warlich mit dem Kunden Paul Brodeck @ SHMH
Award
Hot-Galvanizing – Verzinker Award 2019 for Design Hostel Warnemünde

Holzer Kobler Architekturen wins the Verzinker Award – Recognition for Sustainability 2019 for the Design Hostel Warnemünde.

© Jan Bitter
Jury
The Best Family Home 2020

In November, the Prize for The Best Family Home 2020 and The Special Prize Energy will be awarded. Barbara Holzer will preside over the jury, which she will attend together with Patrick Schmid (Architect Schmid Schärer Architekten), Dominic Meister (Architect, designer Dost Architektur), Marc Briefer (Interior designer) and Anita Simeon Lutz (Architect and editor-in-chief of Das Ideale Heim). The award ceremony will take place on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at 5:00 pm at the Swissbau in Basel.

@ The Best Family Home 2020; Fotos: Joël Tettamanti, Radek Brunecky
Event
Presentation at the GRIMMWELT Kassel

As part of an architectural event at the GRIMMWELT Kassel, on November 25, 2019, Simone Haar will talk about the exhibition concept and design of the museum and other projects by Holzer Kobler Architekturen.

© Jan Bitter
Event
1. Symposium | Museumsrunde Berlin 07.–08.11.2019

At the concluding panel on Thursday, Nov. 7, invited experts Barbara Holzer (Zurich, Berlin), Charles Landry (London), Paul Spies (Berlin) and Volker Staab (Berlin) discuss findings and outlook, led by moderator Joos van den Dool (Tubingen, Potsdam). The panel discussion will start at 6:30pm.

© atodos kommunikation/Museumsrunde Berlin
Event
Temporary – Recycling
Panel discussion

On Monday, November 4, 2019, Barbara Holzer (Holzer Kobler Architekturen), Dirk E. Hebel (Architect, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) and Markus Freitag (Co-founder of FREITAG, Zurich) discuss in the course of the event series "Temporary" at the Architektur Forum Ostschweiz. The debate is moderated by Barbara Bleisch (Philosopher, Zurich). Put up for discussion are the use of resources, new cycles of recyclable fraction and potential solutions.

© Architektur Forum Ostschweiz
Lecture
On Scenography

On October 24, 2019, Tristan Kobler will be giving a lecture about the design and realisation processes of the scenography projects of Holzer Kobler Architekturen.

© Radek Brunecky
Opening
"Prison" in Lyon, France

"Prison" deals with life behind bars – with confinement, detention conditions, exclusion, but also reintegration and the role of the judiciary. A manifold scenography explores the inside and outside of prisons in a colorful and positivistic manner. Historical, philosophical, anthropological and sociological aspects of incarceration reveal the ambiguous reality of detention, they break down stereotypes and raise the possibility of alternatives to authoritarian and antiquated punitive systems. Scenography: Holzer Kobler Architekturen.

The exhibition is produced by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva (MICR) in partnership with the Musée des Confluences in Lyon (MDC) and the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum in Dresden (DHMD). After being presented in Geneva, it will be shown at the Musée des Confluences in Lyon from 18. October 2019 until 26. July 2020. The reopening at the Deutsches Hygiene Museum will be on 25. September 2020.

© Haut— Juan, Barcelone, 2004, Les Hurleurs 2001-2004, France, Mathieu Pernot, Collection de l’artiste ; bas— 4x6 iStock | graphisme : KIBLIND Agence
Review
Hochparterre on Generation Expo.02

Twenty years ago, Switzerland celebrated with its national exhibition Expo.02 a new kind of architecture. Hochparterre, a Swiss magazine on architecture, planning and design, is in search for the "Generation Expo.02" – at Holzer Kobler Architekturen and two other Swiss architecture studios.

© Beat Widmer
Teaching
Start of Winter Term 2019/2020 at PBSA

Professor Barbara Holzer teaches together with Professor Tanja Kullack the design studio "Travel to a new dimension II" at the Peter Behrens School of Arts.

© PBSA
Opening
Exhibition "Inspiration Matisse"

The French painter, graphic artist and sculptor Henri Matisse (1869–1954) has had a lasting influence on the art of the 20th century. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of his birth, the Kunsthalle Mannheim presents "Inspiration Matisse", a special exhibition that opens on the 27th of September 2019.

The scenography reflects Matisse’ innovative mastery of color, form, surface, figure and space through a design that is oriented on his ideas of balance, pureness and tranquility.

Henri Matisse, Stilleben mit Efeu (Skulptur und Vase mit Efeu), 1916, Foto: © Centre Pompidou / Musée national d’Art moderne / Cliché Charles CHOFFET, Besançon, musée des Beaux-arts et d’archéologie, © Succession H. Matisse/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018
Opening
Reopening of the permanent exhibition at the Beethoven-Haus Bonn

Ludwig van Beethoven's birthplace is a charismatic venue for classical music enthusiasts from all over the world. The building houses the world’s largest and manifold Beethoven-collection. The redesigned permanent exhibition in the composer’s house of birth is created in a way that makes life and work of this outstanding artistic personality both a sensual and intellectual experience.

The opening of the permanent exhibition is scheduled for the 16th of September 2019.

Scenography: Holzer Kobler Architekturen. Grafic design: 2xGoldstein. Media design: TheGreenEyl.

 

© Beethoven-Haus Bonn, Fotograf David Ertl
Event
Panel discussion at the Hegel-Haus

As part of the Hegel 2020 project, Holzer Kobler Architekturen is responsible for the scenographic redesign of the Museum Hegel-Haus in Stuttgart on the occasion of the 250th birthday of the philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

The show "Update Hegel 2020" in the foyer of the museum provides a first insight into the redesign concept. There will be an introduction with a panel discussion on September 12th at 7:00 pm on which Simone Haar will participate.

© Museum Hegel-Haus
Final days
Prison in Geneva
Genf – Lyon – Dresden

"Prison" deals with life behind bars – with the themes confinement, detention conditions, exclusion, but also reintegration and the role of the judiciary. A manifold scenography explores the inside and outside of prisons in a colorful and positivistic manner. Historical, philosophical, anthropological and sociological aspects of incarceration reveal the ambiguous reality of detention, they break down stereotypes and raise the possibility of alternatives to authoritarian and antiquated punitive systems.

"Prison" was produced by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva (MICR) in partnership with the Musée des Confluences in Lyon (MDC) and the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum in Dresden (DHMD). The exhibition will close on August 18, 2019, at the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva. The reopening at the Musée des Confluences in Lyon is on October 19, 2019.

Teaching
End of the Summer Term 2019 at PBSA

Professor Barbara Holzer taught together with Professor Tanja Kullack the design studio "Travel to a new dimension" at the Peter Behrens School of Arts. The course ended on July 15, 2019.

© PBSA
Final days
Exhibition "Henri Laurens – Daughters of the Waves"

Henri Laurens (1885–1954) is regarded as one of the most influential French sculptors of the first half of the 20th century. The monographic exhibition at the Kunsthalle Mannheim will show his works from March 1 until June 16. Selected sculptures from Laurens’ early and mature artistic periods as well as drawings, collages and prints will be presented. A participative workbench and studio representations will draw attention to Laurens’ creative process.

Scenography: Holzer Kobler Architekturen

Grafic Design: 2xGoldstein

Curator: Dr. Ulrike Lorenz in cooperation with the Gerhard-Marcks-Haus, Bremen.

Exhibition funded by the H.W. & J. Hector Foundation.

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Event
Lecture at the Wohnprojektetag Bayern 2019

Especially in metropolitan regions, affordable housing is required on short notice and in great quantities. New concepts are needed.

Philip Norman Peterson will speak about "Difference and Iteration: Modular Construction Techniques today".

© Jan Bitter
Event
Vernissage "La fabrique des contes"

People live under a spell, animals can speak, all wishes become true, space and time are blurred. We all know this type of tale that is part of the cultural memory of every human group. The Musée d'ethnographie de Genève addresses the cosmos of European fairy tales in its new exhibition; wondrous, familiar and at the same time a bit frightening. In eight very atmospheric fairytale-zones the stories can be experienced with all senses. The vernissage is on the 16th of May 2019, 6 pm (open to the public). The exhibition ends on the 5th of January 2020.

Curator: Federica Tamarozzi. Scenography: Holzer Kobler Architekturen.

Installation and Photography: © MEG, Johnathan Watts
Event
Topping out ceremony for Schlösslipark

On the outskirts of St. Gallen, the new "Schlösslipark" is being built. Its architecture is characterized by a hybrid element construction, in which the wooden lamellar structure of the façades elegantly fits into the landscape. In addition to 60 spacious 2.5-4.5-room apartments, one of the 5 buildings encompasses a small commercial area. A topping out ceremony will be held for having placed the last beam of the buildings.

© Holzer Kobler Architekturen
Opening
Bauhaus Buildings Dessau: Originals Retold

In Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, where the different activities of the Bauhaus reached their pinnacle, the members of this avant-gardistic school constructed a number of visionary buildings that were restored or partially reconstructed for the anniversary year of the Bauhaus. They are now accessible to visitors. 

In their creative interpretation of the residential properties and studios Holzer Kobler Architekturen centers on the spatial and atmospheric perception of the buildings as such. The scenography presents a modular, extensible orientation and communications system, based on filmic mediation. The reopening will take place on 18 April 2019.

© Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau, Foto: Thomas Meyer / OSTKREUZ
Event
Opening Bauhaus-Museum Weimar, 6 April 2019

The permanent exhibition at the Bauhaus-Museum in Weimar presents the treasures of the world's oldest Bauhaus collection. It links the history of the Bauhaus to discussions about contemporary living conditions. Scenography: Holzer Kobler Architekturen. Graphic design: 2xGoldstein. Media design: TheGreenEyl.

© Klassik Stiftung Weimar (Erich Consemüller, um 1927)
Lecture
Bauen und Gesellschaft, Symposium

Barbara Holzer gives a lecture on concepts of new working environments and their architectural and design requirements. The title of the conference is "Everything is possible: Work and research – rethinking new environments".

Organizers of the symposium are SIA SGA | Olma Messen St. Gallen

© Immo Messe Schweiz / t-k-f.ch
Lecture
architekturSCHWEIZ 19
@ KOSMOS, Zurich

At the panel „Think Radical!“ Tristan Kobler gives a lecture about „Zurich needs urban densification! Zurich needs tower blocks!“

This year’s architekturSCHWEIZ 19 presents itself from 7th to 10th March as an architecture festival with pop-up museum, conference and film screenings.

© Radek Brunecky
Completion
Einzugsbeginn im "LimmatSpot"

Vor den Toren Zürichs präsentiert sich die Überbauung "LimmatSpot" als städtebauliche Weiterentwicklung Spreitenbachs. Das multifunktionale Gebäudeensemble bietet auf über 50.000 qm ein grosses Angebot an Dienstleistungs-, Gastronomie- und Büroflächen, ein Multiplexkino mit 9 Sälen sowie 195 Wohnungen mit zahlreichen unterschiedlichen Segmenten. Mitte Februar 2019 beginnt die Bezugsphase.

© Radek Brunecky