Architecture and Landscape in Norway

Architecture and Landscape in Norway

Finissage of the exhibition “Architecture and Landscape in Norway – Photographs by Ken Schluchtmann” with a lecture by Jette Hopp, Snøhetta

On the occasion of the finissage of the exhibition “Architecture and Landscape in Norway – Photographs by Ken Schluchtmann”, the Royal Norwegian Embassy invites you to the Felleshus of the Nordic Embassies, Rauchstraße 1, 10787 Berlin-Tiergarten on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m..

The big photography exhibition by Berlin photographer Ken Schluchtmann, which opened with a large audience on 4 October 2018 and has since impressed several thousand visitors, will end next Tuesday. Ken Schluchtmann is the first and so far only photographer who has comprehensively portrayed the incomparable mixture of nature, buildings and works of art along the Norwegian landscape routes. In his photographs, taken over a period of eight years, the original power of the landscape, reinforced by architecture and art, becomes perceptible. Schluchtmann’s uniform visual language creates identity and emphasizes the beauty of the places.

The finissage is an opportunity to get to know one of Norway’s leading architectural firms. Snøhetta has built on the Lofoten near Eggum and the Tverrfjellhytta – Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion is well known, not least thanks to Schluchtmanns pictures: an icon for building in the landscape. Jette Cathrin Hopp from Snøhetta gives a lecture on “Architecture as a social instrument”. A theme that plays a major role especially in urban spaces, where architecture is intended to create strong and sustainable identities for cities and their inhabitants. Sophisticated design can help things run more smoothly, improve people’s well-being and make life more pleasant. Each project is a unique expression of the ethos of its users, the climate and the environment. A built environment can be seen as a starting point: It is the place where architecture begins to communicate, the place where interaction with the public and its users begins.

The lectures are followed by a conversation between the architect and Dipl. Ing. Andrea Jürges (DAM Deutsches Architekturmuseum). Before and after this there will be time for an author’s tour of the exhibition, which brings Norway closer to you in a particularly emotional way – not merely because of the multimedia content and the congenial use of the architecture of Felleshus, which was actively integrated into the exhibition design designed by Ken Schluchtmann with the Berlin creative agency Bluescope.

PHOTO: Ken Schluchtmann ©
Tverrfjellhytta – Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion

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