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Sleeping Beauty – Reinventing Frei Otto’s Multihalle/ Exhibition in Venice

Preview
Thursday and Friday, 24 May and 25 May 2018
10 am to 7 pm

Opening
24 May, 5.30 pm

Exhibition duration:
26 May to 29 July 2018
Tuesday to Sunday, 2 pm to 7 pm

Web: http://sleeping-beauty-multihalle.de/

On the occasion of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, the saai at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will present Frei Otto’s and Carlfried Mutschlers Multihalle in an exhibition in the context of this year’s biennial theme, “Freespace.”

Sleeping Beauty follows on from the successful exhibition “Frei Otto – Thinking by Modeling,” which was hosted by the ZKM in Karlsruhe from November 2016 to March 2017. The show in Venice focuses on the Multihalle and will be the first exhibition in the world dedicated to this fascinating building. Initiators and curators of the exhibition are Berlin-based urbanist and curator Sally Below and Georg Vrachliotis, who is a professor for Theory of Architecture and the director of saai who also curated the successful exhibition about Frei Otto. Both are long-standing advisors to the City of Mannheim on the development of the Multihalle. Architect of the exhibition is Marc Frohn, who is also a professor at KIT, and his company FAR frohn&rojas.

The exhibition gives visitors a double view of the Multihalle. Looking back at the past, it presents original archival material to relate the building’s experimental history. The exhibition also looks toward the future. Today, after several years of vacancy and 40 years after the construction of the Multihalle, which was originally planned as a temporary building, the City of Mannheim is working together with a dedicated group of artists, architects, local residents, concerned citizens, engineers, and universities on a new sustainable concept aimed at ensuring its long-term preservation. This open and collectively designed process is unique in Germany

Venue:
Gondolieri Bauer Servizi, Giudecca 211, 30133 Venedig
Vaporetto-Station Redentore, lines 2, 4.1, 4.2, 15 minutes from Giardini/Arsenale

Partner:
City of Mannheim

Supporters:
Architect’s Chamber Baden-Württemberg
Wüstenrot Stiftung
Wilkhahn

Media partners:
ARCH+
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Tokyo Yeah – Exhibition and Bar

The Tokyo Yeah Photo Exhibit opens on May 8 at 18:00 in the right patio of the KIT Faculty of Architecture, accompanied by the Architecture Theory Bar. The exhibition will feature photos taken by the participants of our study trip to Tokyo earlier this year and will be curated by Merve Simsek and Antonia Leicht.

 
 


 
 
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Fakultät für Architektur
Institut Entwerfen, Kunst und Theorie

Fachgebiet Architekturtheorie
Englerstr. 7, Raum 254
D-76131 Karlsruhe
 
Leitung: Prof. Dr. Georg Vrachliotis
 
Sekretariat: Claudia Iordache
Tel.: +49 721 60845052
architekturtheorie@ekut.kit.edu
 
Öffnungszeiten: Mo-Mi 9:00-12:00
 
 
 
Recent Publications:  
 

    Frei Otto, Carlfried Mutschler, Multihalle

    May 18, 2018

    Vrachliotis, Georg (2017): 

 Frei Otto, Carlfried Mutschler, Multihalle. Spector Books, Leipzig

     
     

    Frei Otto. Denken in Modellen

    May 18, 2018

    Vrachliotis, Georg; Kleinmanns, Joachim; Kunz, Martin; Kurz, Philip (Hg.)(2017): Frei Otto. Denken in Modellen. Spector Books, Leipzig

     
     

    Fritz Haller: Architekt und Forscher (Dokumente zur modernen Schweizer Architektur)

    May 18, 2018

    Stalder, Laurent; Vrachliotis, Georg (Hg.)(2016): Fritz Haller: Architekt und Forscher (Dokumente zur modernen Schweizer Architektur). gta Verlag, ETH Zürich

     
     

    Geregelte Verhältnisse: Architektur und technisches Denken in der Epoche der Kybernetik

    May 18, 2018

    Vrachliotis, Georg (2012): Geregelte Verhältnisse: Architektur und technisches Denken in der Epoche der Kybernetik. Springer-Verlag Wien

     
     

    Structuralism Reloaded. Rule-Based Design in Architecture and Urbanism

    May 18, 2018

    Valena, Tomáš; Avermaete Tom; Vrachliotis, Georg (Hg.)(2011): Structuralism Reloaded. Rule-Based Design in Architecture and Urbanism. Edition Axel Menges, Stuttgart/London

     
     

    Code: Zwischen Operation und Narration

    May 18, 2018

    Gleiniger, Andrea; Vrachliotis, Georg (Hg.)(2010): 



 Code: Zwischen Operation und Narration. Reihe Kontext Architektur, Birkhäuser, Basel Ÿ Boston Ÿ Berlin

     
     

    Muster: Ornament, Struktur und Verhalten

    May 18, 2018

    Gleiniger, Andrea; Vrachliotis, Georg (Hg.)(2009): 



 Muster: Ornament, Struktur und Verhalten. Reihe Kontext Architektur, Birkhäuser, Basel Ÿ Boston Ÿ Berlin

     
     

    Komplexität: Entwurfsstrategie und Weltbild

    May 18, 2018

    Gleiniger, Andrea; Vrachliotis, Georg (Hg.)(2008): 



 Komplexität: Entwurfsstrategie und Weltbild. Reihe Kontext Architektur, Birkhäuser, Basel Ÿ Boston Ÿ Berlin

     
     

    Simulation: Präsentationstechnik und Erkenntnisinstrument

    March 12, 2018

    Gleiniger, Andrea; Vrachliotis, Georg (Hg.)(2008): 



 Simulation: Präsentationstechnik und Erkenntnisinstrument. Reihe Kontext Architektur, Birkhäuser, Basel Ÿ Boston Ÿ Berlin