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Hamburg to host 5th Summer of Architecture

From May to July, the general public is invited to discover hidden gems and beloved landmarks of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. Special programme for juniors

Hamburg will start in its eighth Summer of Architecture in early May, with more than 150 operators presenting more than 200 events in some 100 locations of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region – exhibitions, lectures, films, installations, conferences, campaigns, workshops … .With architectural firms, museums, professional associations, galleries, initiatives, authorities, universities, urban planners, schools, and artists participating, its programme will be aimed at all audiences from kids to cracks, allowing insights inviting hands-on experiences, and offers lots of fun.

How Have We Been Living In The Past? And How Would We Like To Live In The Future?

This year’s slogan “Living Beyond Our Means” asks basic questions: How would we like to live? And what will our homes be like? With the focus directed both backwards and forward, forms of housing of the past, ranging from classic modernism to the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, will be showcased. The creative processes behind architecture are being illustrated by clay building, sketches of Hamburg architects, and a conference on the importance of concepts in architecture. Also be displayed will be pictures by Ernst Scheels long thought lost.Scheel, one of the outstanding architectural photographers of the 20th century, will be presented to the public for the very first time.

Artful Gardens And Exciting Conferences

4,000 years of garden design will be displayed by models. Guided excursion will allow Hamburg’s parks and gardens at close. Conferences will allow to learn about the Hamburg-born architects Peter Behrens (1868–1940) and Cäsar Pinnau (1906–1988), while Galerie Renate Kammer invites to discover two young and exciting architecture offices: Knerer Lang and Beierle, Goerlich, Haimerl.

Explore, Discover, Participate, Discuss

But above all, the Hamburg Summer of Architecture invites professionals and the general public to see, experience, participate and discuss, with children being addressed directly by a dedicated programme for kids and adolescents alike.So bring along your families and enjoy!

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