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Cultural Events at UIA Berlin 2002
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A variety of cultural events will be held in support of the Main Congress at the ICC Berlin to provide illustrations of the congress theme not just for the participants, but also for the inhabitants of Berlin and visitors to the city. These events will take place at different locations in Berlin that are interesting in terms of both their past and their future. Architecture and public spaces will act as a backdrop for exhibitions, forums, etc. Various partners will be involved in setting up a network in the city that will enable architecture to be communicated in an interdisciplinary cultural context going far beyond any specialist or spatial boundaries.

The cultural events will be staged every day at prominent venues in the city centre immediately after the presentation of the Project Reports, which are open to the public.

Project Reports
Dialogue between Generations
Well-known architects will be joined by younger contemporaries at four chaired events, at which they will present projects illustrating their ideas for the architecture of the future in different civilisations. The different architectural views expressed will range from those of opinion leaders to fantastic visions.

Social Events
After the welcome party in the Palais am Funkturm, participants in the congress will be invited to attend the Music and Architecture Forum in the Tempodrom, the Night of Architecture in Berlin Galleries, the party on Museum Island and the farewell gathering at the Deutsches Architektur Zentrum DAZ. These events will provide an opportunity to talk, meet other people and enjoy the hospitality provided.

Other Events
These accompanying events, which have a special thematic focus on the links between architecture and art, will provide plenty of opportunities for congress participants to follow the trail of architecture and culture in the city. The emphasis here will be on the way architecture relates to music, film, art, and art in public spaces and on the potential these individual relationships harbour.

Cultural Events at UIA Berlin 2002

Sunday, 21 July 2002

19.00 to 24.00 h
Footbridge at Potsdamer Platz Regional Railway Station, Berlin
Berlin architects’ summer party
The Berlin Chamber of Architects invites you to participate in the big summer celebration of Berlin’s architects, which is being realised in co-operation with UIA Berlin 2002. Besides music, dance and entertainment, the opening of the exhibition »da! Architektur in Berlin 2002« will be one of the highlights of the party.

Monday, 22 July 2002

20.00 to 24.00 h
Palais am Funkturm and Summer Garden at the Berlin Exhibition Centre
Welcome party
Official opening ceremony of the XXI World Congress of Architecture
The Palais at the Berlin Exhibition Centre opens up onto the Summer Garden with a large terrace and splashing fountains. Designed by Bruno Grimmek in 1957 and extensively refurbished in the early 1990s, its period interior conjures up the charm of the 1950s and 60s. The Palais will be the venue for a reception and cultural programme for the congress participants and exhibitors at the accompanying fair. Attended by the Governing Mayor of Berlin, the reception will also see the opening of the International Architectural Exhibition and PlanCom 2002.

Tuesday, 23 July 2002

Postbahnhof (Post Station)
The last event staged in conjunction with the Project Reports will be in the large, curved packing hall at the former post station with its old railway tracks and roof lights. To recreate the original atmosphere of the station, which was designed by the architect, Wilhelm Tuckermann, in 1904, the German Post Office has had the exterior restored and the internal fittings removed. The result is a carefully modernised public space that is mostly used for exhibitions.

20.00 to 21.00 h
Project Report I
Rasem Badran, Amman

21.00 to 24.00 h
Music and Architecture Fete
The Project Reports will be followed at the same venue, but in a lighter vein, by the Music and Architecture Fete. "Sound Space Imagination", a concept of Orm Finnendahl, bringing together architecture and music and consisting of music/video performances as well as an interactive dance performance, will be happening on stage and all over the Postbahnhof area.

Wednesday, 24 July 2002

20.00 to 21.00h
Project Reports II
Jurij Sadar, Bostjian Vuga,
Sadar + Vuga Arhitekti, Ljubljana
Louisa Hutton, Matthias Sauerbruch
Sauerbruch Hutton Architekten, Berlin/London

21.00 to 24.00 h
Various venues in Berlin
The Congress Visits Berlin: Galleries, Studios, Offices
Participants in the congress will have an opportunity to pay a brief visit to various cultural institutions, galleries, architectural practices and studios and have a look at contemporary works by artists and architects. Personal contacts can be cemented at small receptions. 25 galleries from Berlin’s Mitte district have got together to present a number of unusual projects at the interface between art and architecture entitled »time space architecture«.

Thursday, 25 July 2002

19.00 to 20.30 h
Project Report III
Shigeru Ban, Tokyo

21.30 to 24.00 h
Party on Museum Island
Following on the Project Reports, a party will be held beneath the colonnades of the Old National Gallery next to Berlin Cathedral in conjunction with the presentation of the UIA prizes. The UIA Gold Medal is the UIA’s highest award, which has been presented to architects since 1984 for special achievements in architecture. In addition, there are four UIA prizes that are awarded in recognition of outstanding achievements in specialist fields. They are the Sir Patrick Abercrombie Prize for town planning and territorial development; the Auguste Perret Prize for applied technology in architecture; the Jean Tschumi Prize for architectural criticism and/or architectural education; and the Sir Robert Matthew Prize for improvement in the quality of human settlements. These prizes, which take their names from former UIA presidents, are traditionally awarded at UIA World Congresses. The winners of the International Student Competition will also be presented.

The outstanding ensemble of buildings on Museum Island, which is listed as a World Cultural Heritage site, is currently undergoing extensive refurbishment. This ensemble will provide an excellent setting for the award ceremony. A cultural programme will be provided that will make telling effect of the surroundings. The highlight of the programme will be a reception given by the Berlin Senate’s Director of Building.

Friday, 26 July 2002

19.00 to 20.00 h
Project Report IV
Eric Owen Moss, Culver City

20.00 to 24.00 h
Farewell party

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Other events

Architectural Quartet
The Federal Chamber of Architects is staging an international version of the Berlin Architectural Quartet at the congress. Three architectural critics and a non-expert will discuss new architecture in Germany at a public meeting. The aim of this quartet is to put the international architectural debate on a new, broader plane.
Time/Venue: to be announced

Berlin and Schinkel
A walk is being organised by the Berlin Association of Architects and Engineers (AIV) for those wishing to visit the main buildings designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Berlin’s most prominent neo-classical architect and town planner.
Time: to be announced

20 to 30 July 2002

Various venues in Berlin
Film and Architecture Festival FuA5
The Film and Architecture Society organises the festival of the same name that is staged every two years. The aim of the festival is to continue and extend the dialogue on the portrayal of architecture and town planning in the visual media. Domestic and foreign feature films, documentations and current New Media productions with a special reference to architecture and town planning will be shown at selected venues.

Saturday, 20 July 2002

Arnold-Palmer-Platz at the Sporting Club Berlin in Bad Saarow
4th Golf Tournament of the Association of German Architects and Engineers Societies, DAI

Visit www.architekt.de/dai for more information and registration details

Friday, 26 July 2002

21.00 to 24.00 h
Hotel Intercontinental, Berlin
Presentation of the world architecture awards
Following the initial success of this event in Hong Kong in 2001, the world architecture awards will be presented for the second time at the congress in Berlin. The award of 15 prizes by region and type of building and of the $30,000 Arup Prize for the Best Building in the World will take place during a gala dinner for some 1,000 guests.
For further information visit

An event staged by the »world architecture« journal, The Builder Group plc, Great Britain

Saturday, 27 July
Sunday, 28 July

Architecture Day 2002
As usual, Architecture Day will give interested members of the public an opportunity to examine contemporary architecture in Berlin and take a look behind the scenes. The projects presented will be from the exhibition entitled
»da! Architektur in Berlin 2002«. Wherever possible the architects themselves will be on the spot to show people around and answer questions.

Sylvan Space
A timber installation created by Marion Godau and Taco Holthuisen

Beyond usual aesthetic considerations of utility, special effect or function, sylvanSpace will point at other, no less meaningful qualities of architecture such as sensuality, poetry and culture.
The installation comprises three mayor elements: a “forest” of timber beams of different lengths, a 45 m long wooden ramp, and a tower build of MDF (medium dense fiberboard) rising 10 m above groundlevel.
The structure is explicitly designed to be walked on. Following the spirit of the holistic concept of the “Gesamtkunstwerk”, we have invited poets, writers and musicians to perform renditions of their art on several occasions in the course of the exhibition.
More Information: www.sylvan-space.de

stilwerk Berlin, Kantstr. 17, 10623 Berlin
July, 12th to August, 8th 2002

Other projects and events are in the planning stage.

Target Groups
Congress Calendar July 2002
Main Congress
Call for Contributions
Cultural Events
Students Workshop
PlanCom 2002
Student Competition

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Last update: 13/06/02