What’s coming up in architecture and design? Here are a few ideas to pencil in your diary—jot them down!
The Bauhaus name and concept are familiar even for those outside the world of architecture, design and art. The school was founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius and revolutionised artistic thinking. This year, it is celebrating its centenary and there are events and exhibitions planned around the globe.
Berlin is opening its Bauhaus Dessau Museum, whose winning design of a steel block housed within a glass capsule, by Barcelona studio Addenda Architects, was selected from 831 entries.
The city is also hosting an exhibition of 14 iconic Bauhaus objects at the Berlinische Galerie. The show will be running from 6th September to 27th January 2020 and promises to shed light on the movement and the ties between technology and design.
There will also be a Bauhaus Week running from 31st August to 8th September. Starting on museum night, there will be debates and even night-time rooftop gym and yoga sessions combined with architectural reflection.
From 11th September to 30th November, Tallinn is set to be the spot to savour architecture in all its beauty. The Estonian capital is hosting its fifth architecture biennale whose theme this year will be the ‘Resurgence of Beauty’.
There will be another unmissable event in the same month for those who enjoy architecture as art: the São Paulo biennale in Brazil running from 19th September to 19th December.
In Spain, Pamplona is finalising preparations for its Latin American architecture biennale, where some of the most important architecture studios from Argentina, Spain and this year’s guest country Uruguay will be in attendance. The event is set to be held in the third week of September.
Back on the other side of the pond, Chicago will be hosting its architecture biennale with the most innovative representatives from architecture, design and urban planning.