Snøhetta Shaping / Snøhetta Interaction

15.05.2019 – 14.07.2019

(Architekturgalerie/Türkenstr. 30 +
Architekturgalerie im Bunker/Blumenstr. 22)

The internationally renowned, interdisciplinary office Snøhetta will present itself for the first time in Munich its project and working methods with a double exhibition at two locations, the Architekturgalerie München in the Kunstareal and the BUNKER. Snøhetta does not cultivate a recognizable style, nor do architects and landscape architects commit themselves to formalisms. In fact, the designs are characterized by an intensive examination of the site, the context, the history of the site, the building task, the client and the possibilities for future users. In an interdisciplinary process, a sustainable, strong concept emerges as the basis for the design. Snøhetta calls this approach “contextual conceptualism”.

The exhibition at the Architekturgalerie München in the Kunstareal uses three projects to show how Snøhetta “forms” buildings and spaces. Snøhetta developed unconventional new typologies and reinterpreted the familiar for the Manufaktur, the play tower and the orchard, three projects that were created for company of Swarovski. Models, photos and sketches document the process of shaping. In addition, working models of different projects visualize the design and working process, in which traditional craftsmanship as well as the latest digital techniques are used.

The exhibition at the Architekturgalerie München in the BUNKER focuses on the interaction in the development process of the architecture as well as on the interaction of the users with international projects and buildings by means of different video projections.