Werner Düttmann was one of the central figures in West Berlin's urban and cultural life of the post-war period:
As a freelance architect and Senate building director (1960-1966), professor at the Technical University of Berlin (1966-1970) and president of the Academy of Arts (1971-1983), he shaped the face and structure of the city like hardly anyone else - from Reinickendorf to Dahlem, from Neukölln to Spandau.
His works include residential and cultural buildings such as the Brücke Museum for the Expressionist group of artists of the same name, public squares, social and traffic buildings.
In addition to the Academy of Arts and the Hansa Library in the Hansa Quarter, these include Ernst-Reuter-Platz, St. Agnes in Kreuzberg or St. Martin in the Märkisches Viertel, as well as the architect's residential buildings there, but also subway stations of the U7.
There are "exhibition satellites" at more than 30 locations that can be experienced free of charge, which draw attention to the respective location and provide background information on its formal language, history and location.
The "exhibition satellites" are designed by the Kooperative für Darstellungspolitik (Jesko Fezer, Anita Kasper, Andreas Müller). As highly visible markers of places in the urban space, they also highlight lesser-known and inconspicuous buildings and squares and identify them as Düttmann's work.
Among the selected places are
- Traffic Pulpit at Joachimsthaler Platz
- Hansa Library
- Academy of the Arts
- St. Agnes Church
- Residential house Hedemannstraße in Kreuzberg
- Edinburgh House in Charlottenburg
The exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensive and decentralized program of events and discourse.
A separate project website lists all the buildings on a city map and provides more detailed information on the architecture and program.