The follwing words are taken from Bettina Güber. She also is busy with this all-summer-long projekt. Thanks, Bettina!
More than 80 years ago, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe took part in a competition for the design of a club house for the newly founded Krefeld Golf Club. Due to the Great Depression, however, the house was never built. In 2013, Mies’ design is finally be put into practice under the artistic directorship of Belgian architect Paul Robbrecht at the initially planned site on the outskirts of Krefeld.
The model is built according to the original plans as a walkable architecture model at a scale of 1:1, thus creating a highly exceptional architecture exhibition. Visitors are now able to see and experience the basic design concepts of Mies van der Rohe. They get a hands-on look at Mies’ unique understanding of space as an open fabric of tension as well as his artful intertwining of architecture and nature.
The project MIES 1:1 is a production of architecture and, for only one summer, a platform for thinking and working.