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Preview of the special exhibition in the entrance of the museum of the Bavarian State Archaeological Collection on Wednesday, the 27th January 2016, 7 pm

Prof. Dr. Rupert Gebhard

Words of Welcome
Georg von Werz

Jazz Trio
Alessandro de Santis

29 january 2016 to 5 february 2016
Bavarian State Archaeological Collection
Past + Future
Lerchenfeldstrasse 2
80538 Munich

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Round Table and discussion in Architekturgalerie München, 11 december 2014, 7 pm

Post-war architecture, 50ies and 60ies, cityscape of Munich and Berlin

Georg von Werz

Nicola Borgmann and Cordula Rau

Prof. Dr. i. R. Adrian von Buttlar, Institut für Kunstwissenschaft und Historische Urbanistik Technische Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. (I) Elisabeth Merk, Stadtbaurätin, München
Prof. Dr. Michael Petzet, Ehrenpräsident von ICOMOS International und Generalkonservator a. D., München

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Guided tour through the exhibition by appointment

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"RAMSES illuminated!“

On Saturday, the 29 november 2014 from 11:00, a great festival under the motto "RAMSES illuminated!" takes place in Paul-Ottmann-Zentrum, Westkreuz

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Helmut von Werz
Ein Architektenleben – An Architect's Life 1912-1990

Eds. Cordula Rau / Georg von Werz

First monograph on Helmut von Werz
Featuring new, artistic project photographs by Florian Holzherr and
aerial views by Rainer Viertlböck
All project plans were re-drafted for this publication

Helmut von Werz founded his architecture office in Munich in 1946. He was joined by Johann Christoph Ottow, who became a partner in 1952. Erhard Bachmann and Michel Marx became partners in 1971. Several buildings designed by the firm were the object of controversy at their time due to their modernity and use of new materials. This was the case with the new building for the State Archaeological Collection in Munich, which was one of the first buildings to be realized with an envelope made of weathering Corten steel plates. The spirit of post-war architecture is visible in Helmut von Werz’ work, which was defined by moderation and preservation, while remaining recepti- ve to the influence of the avant-garde.


Cordula Rau, born in 1961, lives and works as an architect and writer in Munich. Planning and project leadership work with Stephan Braunfels Architekten and BMW AG among others. In 2004 foundation of the network for architecture, art and design called “Die Walverwandtschaften”. In 2010 General Commission for German Pavilion, Architecture Biennale Venice. Publication of “Why Do Architects Wear Black?”, “Sehnsucht” and “What Architects Desire”.

Georg von Werz, born in 1948 in Munich, was a lawyer before he became successfully active in 1977 as a global real estate investor based in New York and Munich. He currently lives in Munich.