Projects, Models, Plans, Sketches, Statements.

Projects, Models, Plans, Sketches, Statements.


Aedes Berlin, Germany



Studio Baumann Zentrum Europaplatz


Project Description

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 3 March 2013

70 years, 7 projects, the 7 lives of an architect...
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 in China, and finally to the new building for the
European Central Bank 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.

+ “How soon is now?” (Wolf D. Prix)

By building on expertise in the area of city planning acquired through earlier projects, including the first-prizewinning competition design for Melun Sénart (France) and a high-rise study for Vienna (Austria), COOP HIMMELB(L)AU takes an interdisciplinary approach to investigating future urban planning challenges and possible solutions.
Currently, familiar urban planning parameters, in conjunction with the expectation that issues related to energy generation and resource utilization will condition future building tasks, are transforming our (urban) spatial environment to such a degree that innovative solutions are proving indispensable. The study “2050” is being shown in the Aedes Studio in a “work-in-progress” phase. The study poses questions concerning these new, three-dimensional transformations, and searches for answers in the form of planning scenarios for energy-efficient urban spaces. Also presented will be the latest competition designs and design concepts on the basis of singular selected projects which stand in an associative context with the urban planning ideas of COOP HIMMELB(L)AU.

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

Exhibition dates: December 12, 2012 – March 3, 2013

Speakers at the opening:
Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Aedes Berlin
Dr. Ralph Scheide, Botschafter der Republik Österreich
Prof. Dr. Michael Mönninger,
Professor für Architektur- und Kunstgeschichte, HBK Braunschweig
emer. Univ. Prof. Arch. DI. Dr. h.c. Wolf D. Prix, Wien

A catalogue is published. (ISBN 978-3-943615-09-8)

Thanks to Kristin Feireiss & Hans Jürgen Commerell, Michael Mönninger and Wolf D. Prix for their contributions.





Planning: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Wolf D. Prix & Partner ZT GmbH
Project Management Berlin: Beate Engelhorn, Aedes Berlin
Project Partner: Markus Pillhofer
Design Architect: Sophie Grell
Project Management: Felix Gmeiner
Architect: Daniela Kröhnert
Graphic Design: Caroline Ecker, Thomas Hindelang, Jan Rancke
Communications: Cynthia Kallmeyer
Model Building: Paul Hoszowski, Sebastian Buchta
Logistics: Paul Biernat
Project Team: Cheng Gong, Phelan Heinsohn, Noah Ives, Sarah Manon Resch, Aric Yarberry

Technical Production: Conceptual Art Technologies | Cat-x, Vienna, Österreich
Technical Concept & Installation: Florian Prix, Hannes Köcher

Beyond The Blue 2006: Lukas Feireiss /
Good Day Sunshine 2012: Tobias Feierabend, Jens Mehlan, Christopher Opperer, Markus Pillhofer

STUDY 2050

Planning: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Wolf D. Prix & Partner ZT GmbH
Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
Design Partner: Karolin Schmidbaur
Project Partner: Luzie Giencke
Design Architect: Alexander Ott
Project Architect: Veronika Janovska
Project Team: Tamara Soto Bailon, Morteza Farhadian Dehkordi, Laurentia Ghita, Denis Leontiev, Jan Markus Ludwig, Daniela Kröhnert, Shima Roshanzamir, Chen Ching-Hua, Moritz Hanshans, Phelan Heinsohn, Luma Ifram, David Neudecker, Dmytro Serdyuk


Planning: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Wolf D. Prix & Partner ZT GmbH
Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
Design Partner: Karolin Schmidbaur
Project Team 2012: Morteza Farhadian Dehkordi,Shima Roshanzamir
Project Team 2009-2011: Ghazaleh Khezri, Steven Ma, Stefanie Pesel, Andrea Schöning, Dominick Strzelek


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