Light surfaces is the first of three workshops to be held at FAB Architectural Bureau in Berlin, presented by Volker Halbach of Blauraum and Sally Below of sbca Sally Below Cultural Affairs.
The workshops focus on the transformation of the Sarotti-Höfe space into Berlin Hall of Architecture no.2. The first event saw the participation of architects Laura Fogarasi-Ludloffof Ludloff + Ludloff Architects, Berlin; Claudia Meixner of Meixner Schlüter Wendt Architects, Frankfurt; Nils Buschmann of RobertNeun Architects, Berlin; and Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Ruth Berktold M.Sc. of YES architecture, Munich.
The input for the first workshop was provided by architect Detlef Weitz from Chezweitz Scenographers of Berlin, who presented numerous examples of successful exhibition architecture inspiring an intense exchange of ideas on possibilities for developing the spaces. Among the many ideas aired, Sally Below proposed discussing architecture and film together, as the arrangement of the space in the second courtyard is reminiscent of a typical Berlin film situation and film, being a means of mass communication, has often portrayed the city and its organisation under many aspects, from the set of the great film classics to documentation on contemporary architecture. The films will be projected on surfaces made of big Fiandre tiles, underlining the potential and versatility of porcelain tiles.
The first workshop closed with a lecture by Peter Cachola Schmal, curator of the DAM Deutsches Architekturmuseum, about exhibition space. The second workshop, scheduled for January, will look at "interactive surfaces".
Images courtesy of FAB Architectural Bureau Berlin, photo by Milena Schlösser