On the occasion of the planned renovation of the Bavarian State Archaeological Collection before the closing presents a final exhibition in 2016. This focuses on the collection and exhibition history of the Bavarian State Archaeological Collection, the work of the architectural partnership of Helmut von Werz, Johann Christoph Ottow, Erhard Bachmann and Michel Marx and gives a view on the refurbishment plans of the Spanish architectural firm of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, Berlin and the redesign of the permanent exhibition by Atelier Brückner, Stuttgart.
In the course of this show the exhibition of Helmut von Werz will be shown again in an own exhibition space in pull-outs oft the first exhibition.
Bavarian State Archaeological Collection
Architects' association Helmut von Werz, Johann Christoph Ottow, Erhard Bachmann, Michel Marx
As one of the great architects of the reconstruction of Munich, Helmut von Werz left a lasting imprint on the city during his life. The spirit of post-war architecture is visible in the impressive body of work that he created with his partners, work which was defined by moderation and preservation, while remaining receptive to the influence of the avant-garde.
Key buildings include the Nazarethkirche in Bogenhausen, St-Anna-Schule in Lehel, the high-rise of the Bayerischer Rundfunk near the central railway station, the Sonnenblock office building at Altstadtring or the Archäologische Staatssammlung at the Englischer Garten. In particular this last project became a symbol of a new architecture due to its design and the use of new materials - as it was one of the first buildings to be realized with an envelope made of weathering Corten steel plates.
The exhibition features specially made architectural models of several major projects, numerous illustrations in text and image as well as personal memorabilia. On the occasion of the exhibition the first monograph on Helmut von Werz (published by Birkhäuser) will be introduced.
Exhibition models and design:
Max von Werz, Enrique Salazar
Contemporary color photography:
Florian Holzherr and assistant: Vanessa Seuffert, Rainer Viertlböck, Munich
Original black & white photography:
S. Mulzer (Archäologische Staatssammlung), Dietmar Graf, Alex Kempkens, Sigrid Neubert, Siegfried von Quast, Fritz Thudichum, Günter und Evi von Voithenberg, Jens Weber, Büro Werz Ottow Bachmann Marx, Eberhard Zwicker (Kunstschätzeverlag Würzburg)
Architekturgalerie München e.V.
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