Collecting, Documenting and Presenting Architecture

Summer Semester 2018

[Modul AR20083] Collecting, Documenting and Presenting Architecture:
The Architect Hans Schwippert in the Archive of the Architekturmuseum

with: Anja Schmidt

The Architekturmuseum of the Technical University of Munich houses a rich collection of plans and sketches by architect Hans Schwippert (1899-1973). As the long-term chairman of the Deutsche Werkbund and director of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, he was one of the most important proponents of post-war architecture. His design for the Deutsche Bundeshaus in Bonn (1948/49), the high-rise at Interbau 1957 in Berlin and the exhibition concept for the German pavilion at the World Fair 1958 in Brussels are examples of his work that were especially relevant for the history of architecture. What remained largely unknown is that Schwippert also designed makeshift dwellings and emergency shelters for refugees – a subject, that is becoming increasingly relevant today. The seminar focused on the designs and built projects of this architect.

The following seminar papers have been developed:

Buitendag, Jonathan: Haus Knapp in Brione

Heinzerling, Moritz: Weltausstellung Brüssel / Weltausstellung Montreal

Herberger, Jasmin: Hamac Hansella Areal in Viersen

Hyza, Georg: Haus der Wissenschaften in Düsseldorf

Laschet, Cécilie: Kraftwerk Anna in Alsdorf

Mättig, Sara: Möbel und Einbauten - Tische

Oldershausen, Lippold v.: Bundeshaus in Bonn

Rucker, Martin: Haus der Studenten in Aachen

Ulrich, Daniela: Wohnhochhaus im Hansaviertel in Berlin

Valente, Philipp: Georg Büchner Gymnasium in Darmstadt