Architecture and Timber Construction


Building with timber – Paths into the future

A fascinating exhibition about the current state of building culture with focus on timber – the natural renewable resource

Based on selected distinguished national and international projects, the exhibition represents the state of the art in sustainable and modern timber architecture. The presentation spans from spectacular projects by Toyo Ito, Shigeru Ban and Frei Otto to direction setting urban timber houses such as those by Kaden & Klingbeil in Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg, and upwards to the newest trends in high-rise buildings realized in timber. Plans, excerpts and photographs accompany the large-sized models.

The exhibition is curated by Professor Hermann Kaufmann in cooperation with Professor Winfried Nerdinger both of Technical University of Munich. It is organized in cooperation with the DAZ - Deutsches Architektur Zentrum (Center of German Architecture) in Berlin and sponsored by the DBU - Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (German Federal Environmental Foundation), DHWR - Deutscher Holzwirtschaftsrat e.V. (Council of German Forestry Industry), GdW - Bundesverband deutscher Wohnungs- und Immobilienunternehmen e.V. (Federation of German Real Estate Companies), Verband des Bayerischen Zimmerer- und Holzbaugewerbes (Bavarian Association of Carpentry and Woodworking Industries), proholz Bayern and Bayerische Staatsforsten AöR (Bavarian State Forest institution of public-law).


21.10.2016 – 15.01.2017

Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin