Mies und das Erbe der Moderne // Mies and The Inheritance of Modernism"

Geschrieben am 24.03.2016
Kategorie(n): ARCH+ news, Mies van der Rohe, Ausstellung

Ausstellung 10. April bis 7. August 2016. im Schunck* Glaspaleis in Heerlen (NL) mit begleitenden Vorträge, Exkursionen, Filmvorführungen und Diskussionsforen

Eine große Ausstellung im Schunck*-Glaspaleis in Heerlen (NL) thematisiert ab April 2016 den denkmalpflegerischen Umgang mit dem baulichen Erbe des in Aachen geborenen, weltberühmten Architekten Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Katalog zur Ausstellung mit Texten u.a. von Ivo Hammer, Dietrich Neumann und Gerda Breuer.

Die RWTH ist mit dem Lehrstuhl Baukonstruktion und dem Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Denkmalpflege und Historische Bauforschung maßgeblich beteiligt. Es werden dort Ergebnisse der gemeinsamen Forschungsarbeit ausgestellt, die in den letzten zwei Jahren mit Hilfe von Studierenden der Fakultät für Architektur zusammengetragen wurden. Dazu zählen neben Aufmaßzeichnungen auch Seminararbeiten, Modelle, originales Baumaterial und historische Dokumente.

Eröffung am 9. April 2016 um 17 Uhr.

Die Veranstalter schreiben dazu:

Bauhaus, Barcelona Chair, Less is more. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (Aachen 1886 - Chicago 1969) helped redefine the skylines of Berlin, Chicago and New York with groundbreaking architecture, as well as numerous iconic items of furniture. His principles: open plans, fluid spaces and cantilevered support structures. His objects he created out of an artisanal love for materials (in particular, steel and stone).

‘Mies’ still enjoys currency today. His rational and universal ideas continue to inspire the architects of the present. His buildings however, are falling into a state of disrepair or are in need of redevelopment. The preservation and redevelopment of this heritage - within the right context and in the right fashion - is crucial for urban regions. Urban developers everywhere are asking themselves: what should be preserved, how and why?

Mies was a major source of inspiration in the urban development of Heerlen. Architecturally speaking, during the first half of the 20th century, the young town could count itself amongst the avant-garde. Even today, over 100 buildings from this period help define the identity of Heerlen and its surroundings.
‘MIES & the inheritance of modernism’ attempts to lay bare these treasures. If the city is able to understand exactly how pioneering these buildings were, it will be able to reflect more intensely on their function, their preservation value and the way in which their demise may be halted. Mies van der Rohe came from Aachen, a city less than 20 km from Heerlen. Later on this year, the Ludwig Forum in Aachen will be putting on its own ‘sister’ exhibition about Mies’ MoMA collages.



Why in SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis

On two occasions in the past, the edifice designed by Frits Peutz for Peter Schunck in 1933 was threatened with demolition. Now it is a paragon of successful renovation (by Jo Coenen and Wiel Arets) and redevelopment (cultural centre with library, school of music, modern art, architecture, arthouse cinema, café and brasserie). In 2016, the building was branded in the same breath as other masterworks from the Nieuwe Bouwen period, such as the Rietveld house, the Zonnestraal sanatorium and the Van Nelle factory. The Glaspaleis is listed as being one of the 1,000 most important buildings of the 20th century.

More information: www.schunck.nl

Symposium on handling the modernistic inheritance
Sunday, April 10 / 10 a.m. / SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis / Admission € 10,- / Language is English

City Tour - Modernism in Heerlen
Sunday, April 17 / 1 p.m. / Meeting point is SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis / Admission free

Guided tours
Sunday tour / SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis / Museum (-1) / Admission free - you only pay for the exhibition (€ 7,50) / Please, be on time
Sunday April 24 / 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 24 / 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. (tour is given in the local dialect)
Sunday, May 29 / 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday, June 26 / 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday, July 31 / 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Mini symposium
During the exhibition there are several mini-symposia in which expert speakers will elaborate on the five Mies projects from the exhibition. These symposia are organized in cooperation with OMA, Chipperfield Architects and Ivo Hammer at the universities of Eindhoven, Hasselt, Liège and Aachen.

Thursday, April 21 / 7 p.m. / Mies and the inheritance of modernism
Wednesday, May 11 / 7 p.m. / Restoration of three masterpieces of Mies in Chicago (VS)
Wednesday, June 1 / 7 p.m. / Restoration of HausTugendhat in Brno (Czech Republic)
Wednesday, June 22 / 7 p.m. / Restoration of Verseidag in Krefeld (Germany)

The beauty of pure engineering - Lecture by Ko van Dun

Tuesday, April 26 / 8 p.m. / SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis / Admission € 7,50-

Ko Dun (1953, Heerlen) provides an introduction to the architect and designer Mies van der Rohe, his oeuvre, Modernism in architecture and the link with the here and now.

During the exhibition, several trips will be organized, including a tour through the Verseidag complex on Sunday, June 19 and a two-day program including a tour of the HausTugendhat.

In collaboration with Filmhuis De Spiegel, several films are screened in line with the theme.

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