Prof. Dr. Rupert Gebhard
Words of Welcome
Georg von Werz
Alessandro de Santis
29 january 2016 to 5 february 2016
Bavarian State Archaeological Collection
Past + Future
Post-war architecture, 50ies and 60ies, cityscape of Munich and Berlin
Georg von Werz
Nicola Borgmann and Cordula Rau
Prof. Dr. i. R. Adrian von Buttlar, Institut für Kunstwissenschaft und Historische Urbanistik Technische Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. (I) Elisabeth Merk, Stadtbaurätin, München
Prof. Dr. Michael Petzet, Ehrenpräsident von ICOMOS International und Generalkonservator a. D., München
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On Saturday, the 29 november 2014 from 11:00, a great festival under the motto "RAMSES illuminated!" takes place in Paul-Ottmann-Zentrum, Westkreuz
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Eds. Cordula Rau / Georg von Werz
First monograph on Helmut von Werz
Featuring new, artistic project photographs by Florian Holzherr and
aerial views by Rainer Viertlböck
All project plans were re-drafted for this publication
Helmut von Werz founded his architecture office in Munich in 1946. He was joined by Johann Christoph Ottow, who became a partner in 1952. Erhard Bachmann and Michel Marx became partners in 1971. Several buildings designed by the firm were the object of controversy at their time due to their modernity and use of new materials. This was the case with the new building for the State Archaeological Collection in Munich, which was one of the first buildings to be realized with an envelope made of weathering Corten steel plates. The spirit of post-war architecture is visible in Helmut von Werz’ work, which was defined by moderation and preservation, while remaining recepti- ve to the influence of the avant-garde.
Cordula Rau, born in 1961, lives and works as an architect and writer in Munich. Planning and project leadership work with Stephan Braunfels Architekten and BMW AG among others. In 2004 foundation of the network for architecture, art and design called “Die Walverwandtschaften”. In 2010 General Commission for German Pavilion, Architecture Biennale Venice. Publication of “Why Do Architects Wear Black?”, “Sehnsucht” and “What Architects Desire”.
Georg von Werz, born in 1948 in Munich, was a lawyer before he became successfully active in 1977 as a global real estate investor based in New York and Munich. He currently lives in Munich.