Two years ago, Danish architect Dorte Mandrup won the competition with her design for the new building for Exilmuseum. This design, with a façade that with a huge arch stretches around the ruins of the portal to Anhalter Bahnhof, will enrich Berlin’s architecture.
Now an exhibition provides a special opportunity not only to get to know the work of this architect, but to give a sense of what Exilmuseum will be like.
A Symbiosis Between Architecture and Context
July 9 – August 17, 2022
Opening: Friday, July 8, 2022, 6:30pm
Venue: Aedes Architecture Forum
Christinenstr. 18–19, 10119 Berlin
Tues.–Fri. 11–6:30pm, Sun.–Mon. 1–5pm,
Sat. July 9, 2022, 1–5pm
Part of the exhibition was created in collaboration with Exilmuseum. The Wunderkammer or “cabinet of curiosities” displays a collection of artefacts, materials, images, fragments, models, and sketches that invite visitors to immerse themselves in the unique narratives that have informed the architecture.
The curated loans and images from Exilmuseum collection cast light on the subject of exile and the complex history of Anhalter Bahnhof, not just in an architectural sense, but also as a point of departure for émigrés fleeing Nazism and a symbolic site for German history and the future location of Exilmuseum.
More info on aedes-arc.de