Henning Larsen exhibition
Changing Our Footprint
Timber structure embodies regional landscape, © Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST
The exhibition will focus on decarbonization arising from a more responsible building culture. Henning Larsen, an internationally recognized studio for architecture, landscape design and urban planning will present convincing, forward-looking designs and projects that will inspire sustainable development for people and the environment. Insight into current topics such as transformation, design for disassembly and 3D printing will provide food for thought about reducing our ecological footprint while safeguarding good architecture.
Timber elements made of straw serve as insulation and construction. © Henning Larsen
The exhibition will be divided into two areas: the first, called Share, will address carbon consumption. The demonstration of familiar building materials and their ranking from good to less good will inform visitors from both within and outside the building industry.
The second part of the exhibition, Explore, will be devoted to bio-based materials such as wood, straw, eelgrass, mycelia, reused bricks, low-carbon concrete and clay. The exploration of these resource-saving materials will take place by means of selected projects that fulfil the standards of sustainable building from a greener choice of materials all the way to reusable building components. Original sketches by the architects will provide clear insight. New discoveries will stimulate deeper consideration and further exploration.
SandWorm – Modelling programme for landscapes, © Agnete Schlichtkrull
Transparent display formats and the use of new technologies will encourage visitors to exchange ideas. Events, lectures and discussions surrounding current challenges as well as already-found solutions will inspire openness towards new design approaches and contemporary materials.
Material collage with environmental product declarations, © Henning Larsen
Connect At Home
It is not only the exhibition that will be characterized by dialogue. The architects have also compiled their knowledge and thoughts in a “plant a seed” book that will be available free of charge on the website. In order to encourage the use of resource-saving materials, the Henning Larsen studio will also share online the Unboxing Carbon Catalogue, which will present a comprehensible compilation of these materials along with environmental product declarations.
School building with thatched facade. © Sora
Danish architect Henning Larsen established this studio in Copenhagen in 1959. It is now represented worldwide with 20 branches in countries such as Denmark, Norway, Germany, the USA and China. The studio was distinguished with the European Architect of the Year Award in 2019.
Exhibition venue: Aedes Architekturforum Berlin, Christinenstraße 18-19, 10119 Berlin (DE)
Exhibition dates: 04. February bis 22. March 2023
Opening hours : Tuesday to Friday 11 am–6:30 pm; Sunday, Monday 1 pm–5 pm; Saturday closed; Saturday 04. February, 1 pm–5 pm
Further information: aedes-arc.de