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Home Edition 2020
Let’s keep the cultural life alive! As a consequence of Covid-19, our social and cultural life has been reduced to a minimum and we all need to adapt to this unprecedented situation. Since we have a commitment with you, with the architecture scene, we came up with this new idea that is meant to lift your spirits and provide you with some genuine inspiration – at your home. Therefore, from Monday, March 23rd, onwards, each day at 7 p.m. we will be sharing one of the unique talks from the previous 35 events that we have held during the last 5 years.
TALK #64: Helmut Jahn – this talk was held in German
About Helmut Jahn
Helmut Jahn was born in 1940 in Zirndorf. He studied architecture at the Technical University of Munich. After graduating in 1966, he went to Chicago for a postgraduate degree at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
In 1981, the architect community Murphy / Jahn was founded, whose leadership he took over in 1983. Since 2012, the office is called JAHN, run by Helmut Jahn together with Francisco Gonzalez Pulido and has locations in Chicago, Berlin and Shanghai. Helmut Jahn has made a name for himself with his progressive architecture. For him, innovative architecture has less to do with the invention of something new than the reduction to the essentials. His countless major projects are not only about excellent design, but also about a positive influence of the projects on the city. His most famous building in Germany is the Sony Center in Berlin. During his career Helmut Jahn also worked as a professor many times. www.jahn-us.com
AnA Munich 03 – On October 17, 2018 Architects, not Architecture returned to Munich. The three well-known architects Herwig Spiegl, Regine Keller and Helmut Jahn were on the stage of the Carl-Orff-Saal in the Gasteig cultural center.
This talk is presented with the support of Petersen Tegl.
For Helmut Jahn, innovative architecture has less to do with the invention of something new than the reduction to the essentials. Witherford Watson Mann has transformed Astley Castle, a medieval ruin, into refined modern housing by weaving together new brickwork and old stonework.
The key to revitalising the castle was securing its walls, which were on the verge of collapse prior to the renovation project. A radical solution was needed if it was to be preserved. The architects decided that new brickwork would be the recurring and unifying element, capping and buttressing the ancient walls, and binding the large new concrete lintels into the existing stonework. The new brickwork is woven into the ancient ruin like a beautiful piece of fabric, the red shades of which reflect those found in the original castle walls. Check out Petersen Tegl’s different products: petersen-tegl.dk.
Virtual Feedback Cards for the Speaker
Maybe you have never attended our events, but perhaps know this already. Your effort is required! As the speakers share many of their personal experiences with us, we would like to present them a special gift, now digitally.
Please write into the text box below what you enjoyed most about the talk. Our goal is to present each speaker with personal feedback cards, as we do at our events. At our events, we collect the cards right before we start with the round-table-discussion and hand them over in a box at the end of the event.
Please participate! Our speakers love it and we want to continue with this tradition.
Here, we will collect the messages and forward them via e.mail to our speaker: