[Exhibition] “New Human, New Housing – Architecture Of The New Frankfurt 1925 – 1933” at DAM

In the 1920s, Frankfurt/Main emerged as an archetypal metropolis of the Modern Age. In many fields the architects working on behalf of the City were performing pioneering work, which in the 1920s gave Frankfurt a worldwide reputation as a Modernist stronghold and would define architecture and urban development for decades to come.

 

Innenhof des Wohnblocks an der Bruchfeldstraße (um 1930) Copyright: DAF, Bestand Grünflächenamt

 

In the 1920s, Frankfurt\Main became the center of an unprecedented program of architectural and cultural renewal that would enter the history books under the name of “New Frankfurt”. Under Lord Mayor Ludwig Landmann and his Municipal Building Councilor Ernst May, Modernism as a way of life took shape. The heart of the project was a model housing and urban development program of international significance.


 

Practical information

“New Human, New Housing – Architecture Of The New Frankfurt 1925 – 1933”
23 March, 2018 — 18 August, 2019
Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM)
Schaumainkai 43, Frankfurt am Main
Germany

 


Architects engaged by Frankfurt City Building Department both from Germany and abroad performed pioneering work in numerous fields. The exhibition brings together the residential estates and selected buildings of Neues Frankfurt that underpin the city’s reputation as a Modernist stronghold.

 

Siedlung Westhausen Copyright: Institut für Stadtgeschichte Frankfurt am Main, Grünflächenamt, Bild 51a

Siedlung Höhenblick um 1927 Foto: Hermann Collischonn \ Copyright: ernst-may-gesellschaft e.V., Nachlass Rudloff, Inv. 07-10-01

Siedlung Niederrad (Zickzackhausen) Copyright: Institut für Stadtgeschichte Frankfurt am Main, S7Wo12, Dr. Wolff & Tritschler

Holzhausenschule – Eingang an der Lübecker Straße (um 1930), Architekten: Martin Elsaesser und Walter Körte
Copyright: Fotografie eines unbekannten Fotografen um 1930, Frankfurt am Main, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Nachlass Walter Körte, Inv.-Nr. des Konvoluts: 768-019-001

Siedlung Praunheim, circa 1930 Copyright: Institut für Stadtgeschichte

 

The exhibition is part of a joint initiative by three museums in Frankfurt — Museum Angewandte Kunst, Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), and Historisches Museum Frankfurt — as well as Forum Neues Frankfurt to mark the Bauhaus anniversary in 2019.

 

Siedlung Niederrad (Zickzackhausen) – Reihenhauszeilen in der Donnersbergstraße, 2018 Foto: Moritz Bernoully

röffnung Frauenfriedenskirche, Architekt: Hans Herkommer Copyright: Historisches Museum Frankfurt, Ph25159 01 001

“New Human, New Housing – Architecture Of The New Frankfurt 1925 – 1933” ©Moritz Bernoully

“New Human, New Housing – Architecture Of The New Frankfurt 1925 – 1933” ©Moritz Bernoully

“New Human, New Housing – Architecture Of The New Frankfurt 1925 – 1933” ©Moritz Bernoully

“New Human, New Housing – Architecture Of The New Frankfurt 1925 – 1933” ©Moritz Bernoully

“New Human, New Housing – Architecture Of The New Frankfurt 1925 – 1933” ©Moritz Bernoully


 

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