Name Cronos

2pm | Changing typologies – the museum in flux
With the inauguration of the Centre Pompidou in 1977 a novel architecture has been introduced, the museum as a machine, that provoked over the decades a whole boom of new museum buildings. From Mönchengladbach (Hollein, 1975) to Bregenz (Zumthor, 1990), from Bilbao (Gehry, 1997) to Kanazawa (Sanaa, 2004), from London (H&deM,1995) to New York (Rogers, 2015) different typologies have been introduced: pavilion and Schaulager, passages and ensembles. If in 2005 the V&A in London was promoted with the slogan “An ace caff, with quite a nice museum attached.” how do think architects today about the museum and its architecture?
Conversation in English

With the participation of:
Simona Malvezzi (architect, Berlin)
Emanuel Christ (architect, Basel)

3.30pm | Out of function – the construction as a manifesto
The pavilion is somehow a particular building: small in scale, often temporary, a hybrid without any clear function unless to accommodate something, a potential Manifesto. The pavilion often expresses a synthesis, be it as shelter (think of the Mies pavilion in Barcelona from 1929 or the Blur-building by Diller Scofidio for the Swiss Expo in 2002), be it as sculpture (Dan Graham, Thomas Hirschhorn, Jorge Pardo). What makes this structure so attractive and what’s its final purpose?
Conversation in English

With the participation of:
Maurizio Pezo & Sofia Von Ellrichshausen (architects, Concepcion, Chile)
Kersten Geers (architect, Bruxelles)

5pm | New order – architecture as art form
In recent years the number of exhibitions that presented the work of architects increased rapidly. Next to common exhibits as sketches, plans, models, mock-ups or computer animations they often realize installations, environments or even theatrical sceneries. But, if one considers, that architecture as a discipline tends above all to be built and not only to be exhibited, what’s the idea, benefit or purpose behind this particular form of expression?
Conversation in French

With the participation of:
Philippe Rahm (architect, Paris)
Laurent P.Berger(architect, Paris)

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