September 9, 2018
Bernd Schmutz has been invited to participate with 30 experts, architects and urban planners at a 1-week long workshop called “Ideenmeisterschaft” to conceive new strategies and architectural concepts for transforming large areas of central Bremen into a more liveable city. The new format for a planning charette, organised and conceived by JES, is based on public consultation and will be stimulated at its outset by external views from various disciplines to support a co-creative process within the interdisciplinary teams in order to gather new ideas for Mitte Bremen and the future of Bremen’s inner city.
May 1, 2018
Hochschule Luzern: On Bechers
Bernd Schmutz has been invited to join Atelier Ekinci at Hochschule Luzern/Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts as a guest critic for reviews of the studio’s work on steel structures over the course of this semester. Inspired by the work of Bernd and Hilla Becher the students are researching the formal, tectonic and typological potential of nearby haulage structures in Horw and translate them into proposals for large-scale industrial buildings which reflect both pragmatic beauty and careful proportions with characterful structures in an industrial landscape at the transition between city and nature.
April 20, 2018
West Hill construction works started
Construction works for the project ‘West Hill’ in Putney/London have started with demolition of the existing buildings to prepare the ground for the following phases. The new building will comprise 8 flats of varying sizes stretching around a central courtyard between the two streets.
January 30, 2018
Guest critic and lecture TU München
Bernd Schmutz has been invited as a guest critic for the final reviews at the chair of Prof. Dietrich Fink at the Technical University in Munich on the topic of “Wohnhochhaus Leipzig”. He will also give a lecture titled “Neoliberty” to show a selection of the practice’s projects in the context of the research and publication carried out on Turin.
December 21, 2017
An Atlas of Commoning
In collaboration with Frank Joachim Wössner, Eva-Maria Stadelmann and Heimann + Schwantes for the graphic design we have won the invited competition launched and curated by ifa- Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen and Arch+ to design the exhibition design for “An Atlas of Commoning”, a display touring worldwide over 10 years to show projects and art as an archive reflecting new relationships between individuals, collective and communities. The first display will open 22nd June 2018 in Berlin.