“O. M. Ungers: Programmatic projects” at the Architecture Museum of the TU Berlin

June 11, 2018

Around 1965 Oswald Mathias Ungers designs (1926-2007) a number of competitive projects with strong programmatic character: the dormitory Enschede 1964, the German Embassy to the Holy See Rome in 1965 and the Berlin Museum in 1965 the Prussian Cultural Heritage.

 

Museum Berlin Prussian Cultural Heritage (isometric), 1965 © UAA Ungers Archive for Architecture Science

Museum Berlin Prussian Cultural Heritage (isometric), 1965 © UAA Ungers Archive for Architecture Science

 

There are projects that examine in a precise and deliberate fashion the conceptual essence of architectural form, the essence of the form as an illustration of an idea. morphological basic concepts are paradigmatic it worked out and developed, issues such as transformation or assemblage. Contrary to the principles of reductive functionalism of this year, they emphasize with their reference to place and history and with their rational poetry the autonomy of the architecture and the importance of form. so they are announcing some key issues of the architectural debate of the following years: issues that characterize, for example, the key texts by Robert Venturi and Aldo Rossi from the year 1966.


 

Practical information

“O. M. Ungers: Programmatic projects”
11 June to 5 July, 2018
Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universität Berlin
Sekr. A 7, Straße des 17. Juni 152
10623 Berlin

 


The exhibition “Programmatic projects” – after the exhibition “First Homes (2016)” – the second of three planned exhibits that the Architectural Museum of the Technical University of Berlin in cooperation with the Archivi Storici del Politecnico di Milano and the Ungers Archive for Architecture Science architectural work of OM Ungers dedicated. The final stage of this project is the planned for the year 2020 show the construction of the urban village.

 

O.M.Ungers - Student Dormitory, Enschede Holland (1964) © UAA Ungers Archive for Architecture Science

O.M.Ungers – Student Dormitory, Enschede Holland (1964) © UAA Ungers Archive for Architecture Science

O.M.Ungers - Hotel Berlin © UAA Ungers Archive for Architecture Science

O.M.Ungers – Hotel Berlin © UAA Ungers Archive for Architecture Science


 

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