[Exhibition] “Living the region Rhine\Main” exhibition at DAM

June 9, 2018

The exhibition creates future images of a region which accepts the challenges facing it and seizes the opportunities involved – which relies on new technologies, pursues an integrated development approach, and sees exemplary projects in Germany and abroad as role models. The scenarios presented showcase possible perspectives and whet our appetite for shaping this future! This is the only way to pave the way to a future in which people live the region.

 

Housing Almen Bolig+, Rødovre, Kopenhagen (DK), Vandkunsten, Kopenhagen Photo: Mads Frederik

Housing Almen Bolig+, Rødovre, Kopenhagen (DK), Vandkunsten, Kopenhagen Photo: Mads Frederik

 

Mobility and residential living are the main challenges facing the Frankfurt Rhine-Main metropolitan region. The prices on the housing market are rising faster than building land becomes available. The transport infrastructure is already stretched to its limits. LIVING THE REGION – RHINE-MAIN interrelates mobility and residential living – after all, the region lives of its localities being easy to reach, and the wide range of housing available. It is defined by the way places are linked with one another. The region is highly dynamic and differs fundamentally from the ideal of an idyllic landscape.


 

Practical information

“Living the region Rhine\Main”
June 9 –  October 14, 2018
Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM)
Schaumainkai 43, Frankfurt am Main
Germany

 


Curators of the exhibition are Christian Holl, Felix Nowak und Kai Vöckler. Mobility and housing are central challenges that the Frankfurt-Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region faces. Prices are rising faster in the housing market than land for building can be found. The transportation infrastructure is fast coming up against its limits. As the region thrives on the fact that the locations within it are well connected and accessible as well as on the diversity of different types of housing on offer, LIVING THE REGION – RHINE-MAIN relates mobility and housing to each other. The region’s landscape is defined by how these locations are interlinked. In addition, the region is also experienced by moving through it.

 

Housing Estate Buchheimer Weg, Köln Astoc Architects and Planners GmbH Foto: Jens Willebrand

Housing Estate Buchheimer Weg, Köln Astoc Architects and Planners GmbH Foto: Jens Willebrand

Housing Complex Eppan, South Tyrol (I), feld72 architektur und urbane strategien, Wien Photo: Hertha Hurnaus

Housing Complex Eppan, South Tyrol (I), feld72 architektur und urbane strategien, Wien Photo: Hertha Hurnaus

 

The region is highly dynamic and differs fundamentally from the ideal notion of idyllic countryside. The changes that are possible and the changes that are still to come must be grasped as changes that can be defined and designed. Designing the region’s future therefore also means construing it as a matter of design – in the sense of: Thinking the new, creating the new.

 

Hunziker-Areal, Mehr als Wohnen, Zürich – Urban Planning Concept, Duplex Architekten AG in Kooperation mit Futurafrosch GmbH, Architektur Haus A (links): Duplex Architekten AG, Zürich Photo: Johannes Marburg

Hunziker-Areal, Mehr als Wohnen, Zürich – Urban Planning Concept, Duplex Architekten AG in Kooperation mit Futurafrosch GmbH, Architektur Haus A (links): Duplex Architekten AG, Zürich Photo: Johannes Marburg

The Regional Mobility Project: Frankfurt RheinMain plus Copyright: FRM plus / DB Netz AG

The Regional Mobility Project: Frankfurt RheinMain plus Copyright: FRM plus / DB Netz AG

 

LIVING THE REGION – RHINE-MAIN puts forward future images of a region that grasps its challenges as an opportunity to engage and deploy new technologies, to pursue an integrated, holistic approach to urban development, to take its cue from exemplary projects from inside and outside Germany.

 

Oil Terminal Bridge, Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge, Raunheim  schneider + schumacher Foto: Jörg Hempel

Oil Terminal Bridge, Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge, Raunheim schneider + schumacher Foto: Jörg Hempel

New York City’s Wayfinding System PentaCityGroup Copyright: PentaCityGroup & Christopher Herwig

New York City’s Wayfinding System PentaCityGroup Copyright: PentaCityGroup & Christopher Herwig

 

International studios developed scenarios that open a window on the future and whet our appetite to actively design that future. The exhibition encourages everyone to leave behind them the well-trodden paths and established routines that define our environment and are reflected in constantly growing settlements and the steady rise in the amount of surface area sealed by concrete or tarmac.

 

Amsterdamer Hauptbahnhof (Busstation) Benthem Crouwel Architects Foto: Jannes Linders

Amsterdamer Hauptbahnhof (Busstation)
Benthem Crouwel Architects
Foto: Jannes Linders

„Re:RheinMain“ Photo: Malte Sänger

„Re:RheinMain“
Photo: Malte Sänger

"Re:RheinMain“ Photo: Malte Sänger

“Re:RheinMain“ Photo: Malte Sänger

 

 

To actively design the ‘new’ means to focus on experience not ownership, on additional use options and development angles, and a form of residential life that is appropriate to conditions today and tomorrow. By creating added value in the sense of a better quality of life and freedom, personal use can be limited and shared uses. This applies to both housing and mobility in equal part. The interaction of residential and transportation spaces adds to quality of life and freedom if this new form of living together is duly designed.

 

ASRM 2015-Platform, Autobahn Underpass, Offenbach am Main, feld72/ASRM 2015 Foto: Jessica Schäfer

ASRM 2015-Platform, Autobahn Underpass, Offenbach am Main, feld72/ASRM 2015 Foto: Jessica Schäfer

The Regional Housing Project: WohnSinn 1+2, Darmstadt Photo: Margret W.-Simon, Brigit Diesing

The Regional Housing Project: WohnSinn 1+2, Darmstadt Photo: Margret W.-Simon, Brigit Diesing

South Park Project Copyright: AWP, Paris, Marc Armengaud, Matthias Armengaud

South Park Project Copyright: AWP, Paris, Marc Armengaud, Matthias Armengaud

Vinge Train Station, Henning Larsen Copyright: Henning Larsen

Vinge Train Station, Henning Larsen Copyright: Henning Larsen

 

Design is the key to change – being the intermediary between infrastructure, technology and the users, promoting acceptance, and invariably including careful design of the processes. Design enhances quality of life and makes people yearn for the new while also feeling at home with it.


 

News source and text: DAM
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