"En Común" means "together" and is an explicit reference to the different ways of living together, to the relationship between public and private space, but also to the way in which projects are created by collaborating with clients, users and other architectural firms. The exhibition will present eight international projects. Works currently being designed by architect Tatiana Bilbao's studio, such as the new Maria Friedenshort monastery in Neuzell, Brandenburg, or works under construction such as the Ways of Life residential building in Scheid, in Germany's Northern Hesse area, as well as completed projects such as the building created for the University of Monterrey campus in Mexico. Architectures that have been selected precisely because they provide perfect examples to illustrate to the public the studio's modus operandi. The projects will be accompanied by models in concrete, beaten earth, wood or brick to offer a concrete reference to their materiality, as well as illustrated with photographs, texts and drawings, including the large collages collectively created by hand.
"En Común" is, in fact, a key concept of the same modus operandi of the multidisciplinary studio founded by Tatiana Bilbao, responding to a holistic approach to architecture perceived as "a common platform for everyone involved in the design, as well as in the use" of the finished work. A vision of the whole that applies to all of the studio's projects, both those carried out in urban areas, as well as those created for rural settings, large as well as small-scale. The studio's projects complete the fabric and the urban landscape in which they are inserted, but do not lose sight of the details and of the need to enhance the existing historical elements. Together with the application of sustainable techniques and methods, taking into consideration the social aspects of architecture also plays a fundamental role for the architect, without neglecting the collaboration with other studios and artists. All working together to find an answer to some important questions considered central to the studio's poetics: "How do we want to build, live, inhabit and work together – not only in the future, but already today?"
Images courtesy of Aedes Architecture Forum and Tatiana Bilbao Estudio
Exhibition: Tatiana Bilbao Estudio, Mexico City
In cooperation with AW Architektur & Wohnen
Exhibition Date: May 14 – June 29, 2022
Opening: Friday, May 13, 2022, 6:30 pm, more information will follow via newsletter
Venue: Aedes Architecture Forum, Christinenstr. 18–19, 10119 Berlin
Opening hours: Tue–Fri 11–6:30 pm, Sun–Mon 1–5 pm, Sat 14 May 2022, 1–5 pm
Speaking at the opening
Hans-Jürgen Commerell Aedes, Berlin
H. E. Francisco Quiroga Ambassador from Mexico in Germany, Berlin
Tatiana Bilbao Architect, Mexico City