A fascinating new exhibition on current building culture that focuses on wood; a natural, renewable resource.
With international and national projects, the exhibition presents ecologically, sustainable modern wooden architecture. Spectacular projects, trend-setting urban wooden dwellings, and the latest trends in timber construction are presented in large format models, plans, and photographs.
A building material, which had been almost forgotten since the beginning of modern times, is beginning to re-establish itself in the current construction process and in urban renewal. For a long time, steel, glass, brick and concrete were the epitome of modern architecture. But now timber has returned to be the construction material that enriches today’s architecture. The renaissance of modern timber construction began at the beginning of the 1990s and it continues to gain momentum every day.
This familiar material presents itself in new and diverse forms. Continuous researching has resulted in enormous developments and improvements in construction technology and furthermore, the new computer calculation methods, and the modern manufacturing methods, open up timber construction to completely new forms of design.
The exhibition shows sensational wooden architecture from all over the world, which until recently would have been inconceivable. It gives clear answers to urgent questions surrounding climate change and it shows how conventional building materials can be replaced by the use of renewable resources.
The exhibition is curated by Prof. Hermann Kaufmann in cooperation with Prof. Winfried Nerdinger from the Technical University of Munich. It is being carried out in cooperation with the German Architecture Center DAZ in Berlin and supported by the DBU Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt, DHWR Deutsche Holzwirtschaftsrat e. V., the GdW Federal Association of German Housing and Real Estate Companies e. V., the Bavarian carpentry and timber construction industry, proHolz Bavaria and the Bavarian State Forests AöR.