On December 7th, AEDES, the historic architecture gallery from Berlin opens an exhibition starring the Spanish architect Fernando Menis. Under the title “Menis Backstage, Nature, Culture and Materiality”, the exhibition will allow you to delve into the creative processes of an author whose work is based on experimentation, research and innovation in the field of architecture.  The visitors will be able to observe the evolution of an idea towards its materialization through a graphic and sensory journey: from understanding the context, topography, climate, local materials and craftsmanship to the use of natural elements to achieve a global vision with local solutions.

A large dark cube of 5x5x5 meters made of different construction materials and elements will absorb the visitors to walk them through the creative process of the most innovative buildings achieved by Menis in the last ten years of work. Thus, we will get into the creation of CKK Jordanki in Poland, which is one of the best concert halls in the world thanks to its groundbreaking variable acoustics; or the Magma Art & Congress in Tenerife, an already contemporary classic, a perfectly adaptable building that has been able to host a wide variety of events from classical and pop-rock music concerts to commercial fairs and fashion shows. A selection of sculptural models made of concrete, ceramics, metal and other surprising materials as well as some other abstract works like “Acoustic Frames” never before exhibited or the prototype “Hatching” will reveal the necessary relationship between function and form present in all Menis’ designs. Some of the ongoing buildings like Bürchen Mystik in Switzerland, the Holy Redeemer Church in La Laguna and the Pájara Concert Hall in Fuerteventura will be also featured.

AEDES, one of the most important architecture galleries in the world, is active in the communication of architectural culture and urban design. Its mission is setting the construction and architecture culture at the centre of public interest by showing different architectural visions, sustainable urban concepts and landscape architectures. Since its founding in the 1980’s, it has organized more than 350 exhibitions and has shown the work of architects such as Zaha Hadid, Thom Mayne, Daniel Libeskind, Frank Gehry and Rem Koolhaas, even long before they became world-renowned.

 

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Dates: December 8, 2018 – January 7, 2019

Opening: December 7, 18:30h

Aedes Forum Berlin, Christinenstr. 18-19

https://www.aedes-arc.de