A Discursive Collage on Aims, Challenges and Innovations HPP Architects
For many decades, HPP Architects has been a significant protagonist of German architecture. Founded by Helmut Hentrich who studied at Poelzig’s class in Berlin, the office has been involved giving expression to the architectural face of the Wirtschaftswunder, while some of their buildings being among the icons of post-war Germany.
HPP was managed early on with varying partners and the studio today is headquartered in Du¨sseldorf with 12 other (inter)national offices. Its projects range from new and revitalised office high-rises like the iconic Dreischeibenhaus (1960) in Du¨sseldorf, housing, hotel, hospitals, sports and leisure facilities to buildings for culture, shopping, education and research or industry all around the world. Thus, HPP has influenced the architectural discourse internationally.
Re/View the Next illustrates the evolution of HPP through a walkable and room-filling collage of photos, renderings, quotes and texts. It sets the milestones of the office in the context of social developments and the evolution of building culture and explains, on the basis of six thematic fields, which future questions HPP is addressing in its current and upcoming projects.
The collage is set against a historical backdrop that reminds of the multiplicity of HPP's architectural designs. The six thematic fields are mentioned below, each with one or two reference projects, and will be presented in detail in the exhibition.
Exhibition period: 09.09. to 18.10.2023
Location: Aedes Architekturforum
Mon, 13:00 - 17:00 hrs
Tue - Fri, 11:00 - 18:30 hrs
Sundays and public holidays, 13:00 - 17:00 hrs