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Competition win

The international design contest for the former concrete factory in Munich's Obersendling has been concluded. In the so-called Sugar Valley, we designed a hub for socio-cultural interaction on the central plot. The offering of culture, gastronomy, events, and communal areas defines a unique DNA for the entire district with the integration of active artistic elements. The neighborhood in Munich's southwest will be one of the most sustainable in Germany, bridging modern work and living environments. The first phase of construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2027.



Competition win

The city of Seoul launched the competition to enhance the urban qualities of the capital and to improve the quality of life for its residents. Out of many submissions, six were selected by the committee for meeting the high standards of concepts for a sustainable city and for having designs with international appeal.



In May, Jürgen Mayer H. joined the thesis reviews for two days of speculating on the potentials of architecture in action. This year's projects at Princeton School of Architecture showcased a unique moment in architectural thinking. Performative articulations in presentations and real-life implementations were definitely a part of it. Congratulations to the students and faculty for two truly inspiring days of discussions about what the future holds for the profession.


Coming soon: KW DIGITAL: Poetics of Encryption

17 February - 26 May

This extensive group exhibition at KW builds upon the recent book by Nadim Samman titled Poetics of Encryption: Art and the Technocene. It surveys an imaginative landscape marked by Black Sites, Black Boxes, and Black Holes—terms that indicate how technical systems capture users, how they work in stealth, and how they distort cultural space-time.

The exhibition architecture has been made in collaboration with Jürgen Mayer H. / J. MAYER H. 

Featuring artists: Nora Al-Badri, Morehshin Allahyari, American Artist, Emmanuel Van der Auwera, Gillian Brett, Émilie Brout & Maxime Marion, Juliana Cerqueira Leite, Julian Charrière, Joshua Citarella, Clusterduck, Juan Covelli, Kate Crawford & Vladan Joler, Sterling Crispin, Simon Denny, enorê, Roger Hiorns, Tilman Hornig, Rindon Johnson, Daniel Keller, Andrea Khôra, Jonna Kina, Oliver Laric, Eva & Franco Mattes, Jürgen Mayer H., Most Dismal Swamp, Carsten Nicolai, Simone C. Niquille, Trevor Paglen, Matthias Planitzer, Jon Rafman, Rachel Rossin, Sebastian Schmieg, Charles Stankievech, Troika, UBERMORGEN, Nico Vascellari, Zheng Mahler, among others.

Curator: Nadim Samman
Assistant Curator: Linda Franken
Curatorial Assistant: Lara Scherrieble


Panel Discussions | 25 Years of GRAFT

AEDES Architecture Forum

Im Rahmen der Ausstellung findet eine Diskussionsveranstaltung statt:
15. November 2023, 18.30 Uhr: Taste Is the Lack of Appetite

15. November 2023, 18:30 Uhr

Was ist Schönheit? Eine konstitutive Notwendigkeit guter Architektur oder eine verzichtbare, ästhetische Tradition? Was bedeutet Geschmack, wenn es um menschenfreundliche Architektur geht? Drei prominente Architekturbüros diskutieren wie sich der Begriff der Schönheit neu denken lässt. Denn für vielfältige und optimistische Zukunftsvisionen bedarf es eines wahren Hungers nach Gestaltung globalen Wandels.

Jürgen Mayer H., J.MAYER.H 

Tobias Wallisser, LAVA 

Wolfram Putz, Thomas Willemeit, GRAFT 

Einführung: Lars Krückeberg, GRAFT 

Moderation: Ruth Berktold, YES Architecture