Rethinking Instead of Demolishing

Film and Talk

3 – 4 pm
Preview screening “The Great Repair”, Kloos & Co. Medien, Main staircase

Inspired by “The Great Repair”, the idea of a TV documentary series was born, produced by Kloos & Co. Medien. In the first episode, co-host Jan Kage discusses repair as a central challenge for a resource-friendly revolution in Berlin’s architecture. Protagonists include Alexander Stumm (Abrissmoratorium), Florine Schüschke (ufo ufo), and Matthias Ballestrem (Bauhaus Erde), among others. Excerpts will be shown, and practical architectural approaches will be discussed with participants. Moderation: ARCH+

4 – 5:30 pm
Roundtable “Rethinking Instead of Demolishing”, Initiative an.ders Urania, Studio Lobby

At An der Urania 4–10, an icon of West Berlin’s architecture is set for demolition. Built 1964–67 by Werner Düttmann, the high-rise is owned by the City of Berlin and is part of the city’s architectural heritage, not least because of its tectonic clarity and architectural quality. In light of the spiraling climate crisis, the Senate’s decision to demolish this structurally functional high-rise made of reinforced concrete is outdated. The initiative an.ders Urania campaigns for the high-rise’s preservation and has launched a petition calling for an immediate halt to the demolition plans.

Roundtable panelists: Martin Hofmann (independent pollution inspector), Theresa Keilhacker (Architektenkammer Berlin), Andrea Klinge (ZRS Architekten), Initiative an.ders Urania. Additional guests have been invited. Moderation: Matthias Noell

Sunday, 14 Jan 2024

Preview TV Documentary “The Great Repair”
Main staircase
Moderation: ARCH+

Studio Lobby
With Martin Hofmann, Theresa Keilhacker, Andrea Klinge, Initiative an.ders Urania and other guests
Moderation: Matthias Noell

In German

Free admission