24/08/18 Open Atrium Colloquium
Recorded Livestream available here.
Japanese architect Momoyo Kaijima and the participants of this year’s masterclass cordially invite the interested public to step into phase 0 of an open-build installation displaying the heretofore hidden potentialities of HCU’s atrium.
We are happy to offer a brunchtour in and through the abundant flora of the installation. Visitors will find chances to become co-producers of the future work process until the final colloquium in fall.
We are looking forward to your registration via email@example.com and also offer sufficient capacities for spontaneous visitors.
The atrium has been a common space to meet and exchange ideas among inhabitants and guests in Roman times. A fountain at the center gave the place the sense of nature and stands functionally and spiritually as a symbol for the sustainability of space and community. Over time the use and meaning of the atrium has been transformed, but it is still present in the global architectural production – especially in numerous buildings of the HafenCity in Hamburg. These spaces are wide, open and empty. Their potential is hidden behind their representative function.
The summer school will focus on the observation of the behavior in and around various atriums in the HafenCity area. People´s behavior will be related to the typology and socio-economic function of buildings, environmental aspects of heat, water and light (etc.) and related to other people. We will use these often concealed resources to emphasise the spatial potentials of the atrium. We will we will ask: How can we inhabit these kinds of urban spaces?
Visiting Professor: Momoyo Kaijima, Atelier Bow-Wow, ETH Zürich
Host and supporting Teaching staff: Bernd Kniess (Urban Design), Christoph Heinemann (Architecture + City), Lisa Marie Zander, Torben Körschkes, Leonie Kümpers, Marieke Behne, Dominique Peck and Anna Kreuzer, HCU
Sponsored by: Max Hoffmann Limited Company, Schenefeld
24 August 2018
11.00 am to 1.00 pm
Atrium HafenCity Universität Hamburg