St. Benno-Gymnasium Dresden, entrance hall, © Behnisch & Behnisch

Günter Behnisch - an architect from Dresden 100th birthday

Lecture and Discussion

On the occasion of the 100th birthday of architect Günter Behnisch, the Architektenkammer Sachsen, the Sächsische Akademie der Künste and the Architecture Section of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, with the support of the Ev.-Luth. Kirchspiel Dresden Süd and the Zentrum für Baukultur Sachsen and in cooperation with the St. Benno-Gymnasium Dresden, are organising a colloquium in the building of the Gymnasium (grammar school). With this, Behnisch, with very much experience in building schools and under the leadership of his son Stefan Behnisch, was able to leave behind a colourful, visible sign in his home town. In the aula of the St. Benno-Gymnasium in Dresden, experts will talk together with pupils about the work of the architect who gave democracy in Germany an architectural image. Günter Behnisch was a member of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, and built the Akademie building at Pariser Platz together with Werner Durth until 2005.

 

Programme

Welcome
Andreas Wohlfarth, President of the Architektenkammer Sachsen
Wolfgang Holler, President of the Sächsische Akademie der Künste

Insight and Encouragement
Remarks on the life and work of the architect
Werner Durth, architect, sociologist and architectural historian, Darmstadt

Experiences with the school building
Practical perception and artistic engagement
Pupils of classes 8b and 8c, St. Benno-Gymnasium Dresden

A conversation: Günter Behnisch and Dresden
Fritz Auer, architect, Stuttgart
Karla Kowalski, architect, Graz
Wolfgang Kil, architectural critic, Berlin
Herbert Trümper, deputy headmaster, retired, Dresden
Moderation: Thomas Will, architect, Dresden

Music
Orchestra of the St. Benno-Gymnasium Dresden

Guided tours of the school building
Pupils of class 11, St. Benno-Gymnasium Dresden

Please register via Architektenkammer Sachsen

Thursday, 9 Jun

6 pm

Aula of the St. Benno-Gymnasium Dresden
Pillnitzer Str. 39
01069 Dresden

With Werner Durth, Fritz Auer, Karla Kowalski, Wolfgang Kil, Herbert Trümper et al.

Moderation: Thomas Will

Welcome: Andreas Wohlfarth, Wolfgang Holler

In German