22. January 2014 – 04. April 2014 · 07:30 pm

Double exhibition World Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage: A tour through Germany
Germany is a world leader in terms of UNESCO World Heritage sites, with 38 entries currently listed. They include churches and monasteries, stately homes and castles, gardens and landscapes, medieval towns and major industrial sites. These unique cultural and natural monuments have so far been viewed primarily as tourist attractions. Less attention is given to the influence they have on contemporary architecture and on the planning and development of urban and rural areas, i.e. building on the heritage they have bequeathed. The main focus of this exhibition will therefore be on the architectural and strategic role played by World Heritage sites in urban and regional development. The exhibition offers new insights and invites you to take a tour of Germany’s World Heritage sites.
Curator: Dr Karen Young
An exhibition organised by the Frankfurt-based German Architecture Museum (DAM) in association with the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development.

Hellerau: Planning for life
Based on new and comprehensive research of source documents, this cabinet exhibition is devoted to the development of Hellerau, from the original concept of 1905 through to its recognition as a cultural monument in the 1950s. Urban planning and housing typologies as well as programmes of social and land reform are revealed in detail by means of maps and diagrams on both large and small scale. While the first part of the exhibition provides information about urban development, design principles and architecture, the second part shifts the spotlight to the residents, in particular their social class and their employment relationship with Deutsche Werkstätten. The maps and statistical diagrams create a vivid picture of this pioneering ‘garden city’ which is in the process of applying for World Heritage status.
Research and design: Dr Nils M Schinker

Official opening: 22nd January 2014, 7.30pm
Welcome address: Fritz Straub (Managing Partner at Deutsche Werkstätten)
Supporting speeches: Markus Ulbig (Interior Minister of the Free State of Saxony) and Professor Thomas Will (Faculty of Architecture, Technical University Dresden)
Dr Karen Jung of the German Architecture Museum in Frankfurt (to be confirmed) and Dr Nils M Schinker of the Technical University of Dresden will provide an introduction to the exhibitions.
Exhibition dates: 23rd January - 4th April 2014
Opening times: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm (excluding public holidays and long weekends)
Venue: Deutsche Werkstätten (new building), Moritzburger Weg 68, 01109 Dresden, Tel +49 351 21 590-202, www.dwh.de
Directions: Number 7 tram (alighting at Moritzburger Weg) or Number 8 (alighting at Am Hellerrand).
Admission is free, and it is also possible to park on the company premises.
We cordially invite you, your family and your friends to the opening of the exhibition.

Photos: Lothar Sprenger