In the Civic and Media Centre of the State Parliament of Baden-Württemberg, visitors use all their senses to find out about the work of the state parliament. The wall panels made of Corian® and brass are partly interactive and can be experienced tactilely, with audio description or videos and with Braille lettering for blind and visually impaired people.Discover more
David Adjaye - Form, Heft, Material
The exhibition at Haus der Kunst on David Adjaye’s career explored over 30 projects through drawings, models, installations and fragments of materials.
The Ghanaian-British artist’s architecture is strongly aligned with place, task and identity. Architectural models for the exhibition include the projects ‘SUGAR HILL’ in New York, the ‘NATIONALMUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE’ in Washington and the ‘AÏSHTI FOUNDATION’ in Beirut.
When everything fits
For the planning of the particular complexity of the buildings, the penchant for perfectionism was an advantage for master model maker Sabrina Iglesias: “One of the architectural models for David Adjaye has been my favourite piece for a long time because it was constructively challenging and the model was almost perfect in the end: all edges were closed, the paint had no inclusions, the components fitted without any problems…A dream!”
Full size effect
In addition to an architectural model on a scale of 1:50, we realised a façade panel of the ‘NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE’ in Washington on a scale of 1:1 to show the effect of the rich façade design.
For in the model, as from a distance and in pictures, the form appears closed; only up close one can feel the varying transparency of the façade.
The following models were also created for the exhibition
‘MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART’, Denver
‘CAPE COAST SLAVERY MUSEUM’, Ghana
‘PIETY BRIDGE’, New Orleans
‘ALARA CONCEPT STORE’, Lagos, Nigeria
‘MIXED-USE BLOCK’, London
‘COLGATE CENTER FOR ART AND CULTURE’, Hamilton New York
‘OBSERVATION DECK’ Petronia, Ghana
‘WILLIAM O. LOCKRIDGE LIBRARY’, Washington