"Wolf D. Prix & Partner: 7+ Projects, Models, Plans, Sketches, Statements"

Exhibition devoted to COOP HIMMELB(L)AU in Berlin

by Valentina Ieva

On the occasion of Prof. Wolf D. Prix’s 70th birthday, the Architekturforum Aedes in Berlin is devoting an exhibition to COOP HIMMELB(L)AU entitled "Wolf D. Prix & Partner: 7+ Projects, Models, Plans, Sketches, Statements" from 13 December 2012 to 24 January 2013.

The magical number 7 has been integrated into the exhibition concept in a variety of ways. This show, which opens just one day before the 70th birthday of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU founder Wolf D Prix, begins with a backward glance at the founding year of 1968 and the theoretical roots of this architectural partnership.

The exhibition then proceeds with a detailed presentation of 7 buildings chosen by Wolf Prix, each from a different decade, and each with special significance for his oeuvre as a whole, before concluding with a foretaste of future projects. On the basis of a range of media, the exhibition provides a retrospective of more than 40 years of continuous architectural practice, joined by a highly personal forecast of the studio's future.

In the gallery of Aedes, the focus is on 7 different projects which made substantial contributions to the studio’s development and to its architecture. From the world-renowned "Cloud" project which launched the COOP HIMMELB(L)AU story, to the Dalian International Conference Center, and finally to the new building for the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, these 7 projects are presented to viewers via large-scale models, sketches, construction plans, and computer animations. The multifarious character of these materials on the 7projects provides insight into the design process and DNA of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU.

Location: Aedes am Pfefferberg, Christinenstr. 18-19, 10119 Berlin

Exhibition dates: December 12, 2012 – January 24, 2013

Opening: Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 7.00 PM

Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11 AM – 6:30 PM, Sat/Sun, 1 – 5 PM



Photo Credits:

1. Dalian International Conference Center, Dalian, China © COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

2. Busan Cinema Center/ Busan International Film Festival, Busan, South Korea © Duccio Malagamba

3. Martin Luther Church Hainburg, Austria © Duccio Malagamba


    • Valentina Ieva


      Bari / Italy

      Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al cuore di natura elettrica’!)

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    Dalian International Conference Center

    Dalian / China / 2012

    European Central Bank (ECB) 31

    European Central Bank (ECB)

    Frankfurt am Main / Germany / 2014

    Busan Cinema Center 28

    Busan Cinema Center

    Busan / South Korea / 2012

    Martin Luther Church 67

    Martin Luther Church

    Hainburg an der Donau / Austria / 2010