Place - traveling exhibition
In a time where humankind has become a geological force and several global imbalances threaten to create irreversible damage, architecture has a responsibility to convey a sense of place – to enhance the understanding and respect for the unique qualities of context. This is why we wanted to highlight the distinct narratives of each site, landscape, and terrain. PLACE is our love letter to context. It lets people explore and unearth the stories that have inspired the architecture.Read more ↓
Endless horizontal lines, uncomfortable memories, extreme cold, wind, and ice. These are all unique contextual narratives that have helped define and inform our architecture. With our traveling exhibition PLACE we wanted to illustrate the strong interplay between the character of the place and the buildings that emerge from them. From the yellow-brown marshes of the Wadden Sea to the breath-takingly vast scale of the Arctic and the difficult memories of war, flight and expulsion imprinted on the ruins of Anhalter Bahnhof.
"Individually, the projects might not seem directly connected. But together they express the contextual abundance that derives from allowing the place to inform the architecture – a richness in materiality, form, and function. In a time where humans have become a profound force of nature, it seems increasingly important that architecture conveys something contextually unique and enhances the understanding and experience of each place. Not only in sensitive landscapes, but also when it comes to the social, cultural, and economic framework," explains Dorte Mandrup, Founder and Creative Director.
This exhibition is about much more than the buildings themselves. It centres around the very core of our philosophy – to create architecture with a unique sense of place and materiality. The dialouge between place and architecture is reflected through five unique project: the Wadden Sea Centre, Ilulissat Icefjord Centre, The Whale, the Exile Museum, and the Trilateral World Heritage Wadden Sea Partnership Centre. Each of them are created as an artistic expression of the connection between the building and its context. A rich Wunderkammer
A special thanks to Knud Højgaard Foundation, Dreyers Foundation, and Beckett Foundation for their generous support.