Nordic Urban Spaces



The exhi­bi­tion »Nordic Urban Spaces« aimed at opening a discourse on baukultur and quali­ties of urban design by showing examples of Nordic archi­tec­ture and urban plan­ning – not ideas for the future, but already imple­mented projects that make spaces more chari­table and beau­tiful and life in the city more enjoy­able.

Inno­va­tive and clear, thought-through and parti­ci­pa­tive – this is how Nordic public archi­tec­ture pres­ents itself in this exhi­bi­tion and proves that func­tio­n­a­lity and sustai­na­bi­lity, consi­de­ra­tion and elegance are not mutually exclu­sive. The show brings toge­ther many successful examples of Nordic construc­tion and plan­ning:

  • how to incor­po­rate nature into the city and bring the public out into the wilder­ness;
  • how to provide bright light and radiant colors in the long and dark winter months;
  • how the public – inclu­ding children, animals and plants – can be involved in the deve­lop­ment of their cities;
  • how to open up buil­dings for public and common use all year round and expe­ri­ment with alter­na­tive forms of living and living toge­ther through coura­geous func­tional mixing.

Various archi­tec­tural offices parti­ci­pated by provi­ding diffe­rent mate­rials such as pictures, drawings, films, books and models to form this unique exhi­bi­tion. The exhi­bi­tion archi­tec­ture was desi­gned by Zuzana Tabač­ková and built by a local manu­fac­turer. No new furni­ture was built for the exhi­bi­tion and almost all the mate­rial used was recy­cled from former exhi­bi­tions. The exhi­bi­tion and the suppor­ting program attracted almost 22.000 visi­tors to Felle­shus, an average of 252 visi­tors per day. This figure easily matches the numbers from the last Nordic exhi­bi­tions in Felle­shus.


Nordic Council of Minis­ters


Kura­toren-Team: Andreas Brück, Zuzana Tabacková, Prof. Dr. Angela Million
Assis­tenz: Colin Delargy, Robin Hüppe

Aufbau: setbau​.berlin


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