Happy Birthday Egon Eiermann!
On September 29, 2004, Egon Eiermann would have been 100. At the occasion of this anniversary, the Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe in cooperation with the Südwestdeutsches Archiv für Architektur und Ingenieurbau (saai) presents a retrospective of the life and work of the architect until January 9, 2005.
Egon Eiermann (1904 – 1970) is among the most famous architects of the 20th century. His work enjoys recognition worldwide. Among others, he designed the pavilion for the Federal Republic of Germany at the World Expo 1958 in Brussels, the high-rise building for the members of the Bundestag in Bonn, and the German embassy in Washington. His reconstruction of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche in Berlin, which was destroyed during World War II and was given the nickname "powder box and lipstick", has meanwhile been put under national protection as a historic monument and has become a symbol of the city of Berlin.
The Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe presents original sketches and drawings, photographs and 3D animations and models that were especially created for the exhibition. Furniture and design objects designed by Eiermann can also be seen and are available as reproductions in the museum shop. Film and sound documentations of his lectures and interviews from the time of his professorship at the Technical University Karlsruhe offer an insight in his teaching and approach to architecture. Professor Walter Nägeli is responsible for the exhibition design of the retrospective.
Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe
im Hallenbau A, Lichthof 10 (im ZKM-Gebäude)
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