Events

22.06.2024
Finissage-walk:
Ca bouge en ville – Let’s move! Sports and architecture of tomorrow
22.06.2024

The upcoming Franco-German summer of sport – first the European Football Championships in Germany and then the Olympic Games in Paris – offers a unique opportunity to question ourselves about our lifestyles and the way we (want to) inhabit the world of today and tomorrow.

Five partner organizations: Institut francais Stuttgart (overall coordination), Architekturgalerie am Weissenhof, IBA’27 Friends, BDA Baden-Württemberg and the Weissenhof Museum in Le Corbusier House, invite you to experience the exhibition “Ça bouge en ville! – Get moving!” in the form of a trail.

This begins in the Weissenhof workshop in the Mies van der Rohe House and is dedicated to the combination of Le Corbusier’s architecture with sporting practice. In the Weissenhof workshop, we are also showing an exhibition in the table showcases on the role of sport for Le Corbusier and the other Weissenhof architects. This supplementary exhibition was curated by Kathrin Wagner-Douglas.

The second stop will be the architecture gallery at Weissenhof. The focus there will be on issues relating to spatial concepts and sustainable sports facilities. Visitors should plan around 50 minutes (3.6 km) for their walk from the north of Stuttgart to the city center to the next stop, the BDA Wechselraum (near the main train station), where future concepts will be discussed that deal with the conditions and requirements for sport in urban spaces. Via an intermediate stop, the IBA’27 space (Calwerstr./corner of Kienestr.), the route continues to the fifth and final stop, the Institut français on Berliner Platz. Here everything revolves around e-sports.

 

About the exhibition

In 2023, with the organisation in France of two major sporting events – the Rugby World Cup and the future Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris 2024 – the Site Le Corbusier invites us to look at our way of living in today’s and tomorrow’s world. The exhibition Let’s move in the city! Sport and Architecture for Tomorrow, created by the architectural agency, DREAM, questions the place of sport in the city of tomorrow. In 2020, the lockdown caused by the COVID epidemic has turned the city into an open-air gymnasium, even a place of daily practice. In 2022, the Football World Cup in Qatar triggered a wave of indignation. This constant media coverage of professional sport reveals its growing role and the issues it raises in our contemporary societies. Essential to public health and a vector of socialisation, sport is at the same time a leisure, a set of techniques and an economic issue. It constitutes an institutional organisation and is at the heart of territorial political strategies.

The first International Congresses of Modern Architecture in the 1930s increased the general awareness about the influence of sport in the design of space on an urban scale. In Firminy, the Centre for recreation of the body and mind designed by Le Corbusier is an example of this functionalist urbanism where people should not only work but also have access to leisure. Today, the overall increase of leisure and entertainment sports – associated with the development of new forms of practices and uses – implements the need for new organisations, and relationships with the territories.

This requires a renewal of architectural programmes in rapidly changing cities. The exhibition presents a first approach based on interactive immersive and innovative devices.

Cabougeneville_Einladung_Faltblatt

 

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16.05.2024-30.06.2024
Exhibition:
Ca bouge en ville – Let’s move! Sports and architecture of tomorrow
16.05.2024-30.06.2024

The upcoming Franco-German summer of sport – first the European Football Championships in Germany and then the Olympic Games in Paris – offers a unique opportunity to question ourselves about our lifestyles and the way we (want to) inhabit the world of today and tomorrow.

Five partner organizations: Institut francais Stuttgart (overall coordination), Architekturgalerie am Weissenhof, IBA’27 Friends, BDA Baden-Württemberg and the Weissenhof Museum in Le Corbusier House, invite you to experience the exhibition “Ça bouge en ville! – Get moving!” in the form of a trail.

This begins in the Weissenhof workshop in the Mies van der Rohe House and is dedicated to the combination of Le Corbusier’s architecture with sporting practice. In the Weissenhof workshop, we are also showing an exhibition in the table showcases on the role of sport for Le Corbusier and the other Weissenhof architects. This supplementary exhibition was curated by Kathrin Wagner-Douglas.

The second stop will be the architecture gallery at Weissenhof. The focus there will be on issues relating to spatial concepts and sustainable sports facilities. Visitors should plan around 50 minutes (3.6 km) for their walk from the north of Stuttgart to the city center to the next stop, the BDA Wechselraum (near the main train station), where future concepts will be discussed that deal with the conditions and requirements for sport in urban spaces. Via an intermediate stop, the IBA’27 space (Calwerstr./corner of Kienestr.), the route continues to the fifth and final stop, the Institut français on Berliner Platz. Here everything revolves around e-sports.

 

About the exhibition

In 2023, with the organisation in France of two major sporting events – the Rugby World Cup and the future Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris 2024 – the Site Le Corbusier invites us to look at our way of living in today’s and tomorrow’s world. The exhibition Let’s move in the city! Sport and Architecture for Tomorrow, created by the architectural agency, DREAM, questions the place of sport in the city of tomorrow. In 2020, the lockdown caused by the COVID epidemic has turned the city into an open-air gymnasium, even a place of daily practice. In 2022, the Football World Cup in Qatar triggered a wave of indignation. This constant media coverage of professional sport reveals its growing role and the issues it raises in our contemporary societies. Essential to public health and a vector of socialisation, sport is at the same time a leisure, a set of techniques and an economic issue. It constitutes an institutional organisation and is at the heart of territorial political strategies.

The first International Congresses of Modern Architecture in the 1930s increased the general awareness about the influence of sport in the design of space on an urban scale. In Firminy, the Centre for recreation of the body and mind designed by Le Corbusier is an example of this functionalist urbanism where people should not only work but also have access to leisure. Today, the overall increase of leisure and entertainment sports – associated with the development of new forms of practices and uses – implements the need for new organisations, and relationships with the territories.

This requires a renewal of architectural programmes in rapidly changing cities. The exhibition presents a first approach based on interactive immersive and innovative devices.

Cabougeneville_Einladung_Faltblatt

 

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21.07.2024
Fest:
Summer Festival Killesberg
21.07.2024

Sunday, 21. July 2024, 10 am – 6 pm

At the summer festival on Killesberg, the Weissenhof Museum im Haus Le Coorbusier celebrates a large and colourful cultural festival with numerous institutions in the neighbourhood.

 

Programme in front of the Weissenhof Museum im Haus Le Corbusier

10 am – 6 pm
Free admission to the Weissenhofmuseum

11 am
Discovery-tour for children (6-10 years) through the Le Corbusier House

11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm
Guided tour of the original houses from 1927
Meeting point: At the advertising pillar opposite the Weissenhof Museum in Le Corbusier House, Rathenaustr. 1
Duration approx. 45 Minuten.

2 pm
Guided tour about the “Werkbund” from the Weissenhofmuseum to the TheodorHeussHaus
Meeting point: At the advertising pillar opposite the Weissenhof Museum in Le Corbusier House, Rathenaustr. 1
Duration approx. 60 Minuten.

10 am – 6 pm
Coffee, cake and drinks in front of the museum

2 pm – 6 pm
Live-music. Lukas Wlodarek plays jazz-, pop- and soul-classics on the electric guitar

 

Programme on the property of Bruckmannweg 10

10 am to 6 pm
“saisonaler salon”
by architect and Rome Prize winner Susanne Brorson. The pavilion, covered with locally grown grasses, is stopping off in Stuttgart on its journey from Rome to Riga.
Created as part of the project “Summer of the Arts. Villa Massimo as a guest in Stuttgart”

 

Programme at the Weissenhofwerkstatt im Haus Mies van der Rohe

10 am – 6 pm
Exhibition “seasonal spontaneous”. 
Exhibition of works by architect and Rome Prize winner Susanne Brorson.
Created as part of the project “Summer of the Arts. Villa Massimo as a guest in Stuttgart”

10 am and 3 pm
Artist Talk with Susanne Brorson

Partners:

Architekturgalerie am Weißenhof, Augustinum Stuttgart-Killesberg, Bismarckturm Bürgerverein Killesberg, Brenzkirche,  Höhenpark Killesberg, Killesbergbahn im Höhenpark, Killesberghöhe, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart und Theodor-Heuss-Haus.

18.07.2024-21.07.2024
Festival:
Sommer der Künste – Villa Massimo zu Gast in Stuttgart
18.07.2024-21.07.2024

Thursday, 18 July 2024 – Sunday, 22 July 2024

SOMMER DER KÜNSTE – Villa Massimo zu Gast in Stuttgart
18 artists at 8 locations

The German Academy of Rome Villa Massimo presents itself in Baden-Württemberg for the first time. The scholars of two academic years are showing their works created in Rome or especially for the presentation in Stuttgart in exhibitions, concerts and readings in eight different institutions and in public spaces.

In the WEISSENHOFSIEDLUNG, the architect and Rome Prize winner SUSANNE BRORSON will be showing her work “seasonal salon” on the parcel of Bruckmannweg 10, and the exhibition “seasonal spontaneous” in the Weissenhofwerkstatt in the Mies van der Rohe House.

More on this shortly.
Follow the seasonal salon’s journey from Rome via Stuttgart to Rügen and Riga on Instagram

 

OPENING of SOMMER DER KÜNSTE

Thursday, 18 July 2024, 6 pm
At the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart (Kleiner Schloßplatz 1)

The programme of all institutions can be found here.

 

18 ARTISTS – Rompreisträger:innen 2022/23 and 2023/24:

Ondřej Adámek (Komponist)
Yael Bartana (Bildende Künstlerin)
Oscar Bianchi (Komponist)
Susanne Brorson (Architektin)
Danica Dakić (Bildende Künstlerin),
Liza Dieckwisch (Bildende Künstlerin)
Manaf Halbouni (Bildender Künstler)
Kristof Magnusson (Schriftsteller)
Olga Martynova (Schriftstellerin)
Bjørn Melhus (Bildender Künstler)
Marko Nikodijević (Komponist)
Katerina Poladjan (Schriftstellerin)
Arne Rautenberg (Schriftsteller)
Marcus Schmickler (Komponist)
SOWATORINI Landschaft (Landschaftsarchitekten)
Alfredo Thiermann (Architekt)
Stefan Vogel (Bildender Künstler)
Fabian A. Wagner (Architekt)

 

8 INSTITUTIONS

Architekturgalerie am Weißenhof
BDA Baden-Württemberg
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart
Literaturhaus Stuttgart
Musik der Jahrhunderte
Staatsgalerie
Universität Stuttgart
Weissenhofmuseum im Haus Le Corbusier

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past events
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02.06.2024
UNESCO World Heritage Day
02.06.2024

Sunday, June 2nd, 2024, 10 am – 6 pm
Free admission to the Weissenhof Museum in Le Corbusier House

Sunday, June 2nd, 2024, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm
Free guided tours through the Weissenhof estate

 

10 am – 6 pm
Free admission to the Weissenhof Museum in Le Corbusier House.

Since 2016 two buildings by Le Corbusier in Stuttgarts Weissenhofsiedlung have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Entitled “The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier – An Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement,” his work is an outstandung

Responding to the challenges of architecture and society in the 20th Century, Le Corbusier’s contribution to the Moderne Movement aimed to instigate a unique forum of ideas at a world level; it facilitated the invention of a new architectural language and the modernization of architectural techniques; it met the social and human needs of modern man.

Le Corbusiers semi-detached houses in Stuttgart are now home to the Weissenhof Museum. This pioneering example of architectural modernism was built as part of the Werkbund exhibition in 1927.

In one side of the museum, the history of the Weissenhof housing estate is on display, with models, photos, plans and various exhibits. The other side of the house shows the Le Corbusier house in 1927, with the recontructed original room layout, color scheme and furnishings.

location: Weissenhof Museum in Le Corbusier House, Rathenaustr. 1

 

11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm:
Free guided tours of the Weissenhof estate

The Weissenhofsiedlung is a milestone of architectural modernism and was built in 1927 by 17 international architects. The occasion was the exhibition “Die Wohnung” of the the German Werkbund. The basis was the urban , which was under the artistic direction of Mies can der Rohe. The guided tour (no interior visits) explains the background of the housing estate, with a focus on Le Corbusier’s two houses, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2016. In the semi-detached houses, Le Corbusier realized his “Five Points of a New Architecture” and thus coined a new formal language.

Meeting point: At the advertising column, opposite of the entrance of the Weissenhof Museum in Le Corbusier House, Rathenaustr. 1 – duration approx. 45 minutes.

 

10 am – 6 pm
Exhibition „Ca bouge en ville – Let’s move in the city! Sport & architecture for tomorrow“
Weissenhofwerkstatt im Haus Mies van der Rohe

In the Weissenhofwerkstatt im Haus Mies van der Rohe, the focus is on sport. Where and how do we do sport in the city of tomorrow?

Five Partners: The Institut francais Stuttgart (Koordination), the Architekturgalerie am Weißenhof, the IBA’27 Friends, the BDA Baden-Württemberg and the Weissenhofmuseum in the House Le Corbusie invite you to explore the wxhibition as a parcours.

The parcours starts at the Weissenhofwerkstatt and is dedicated to the unification of Le Corbusier’s architecture with sporting practice. The second stop is the Architekturgalerie am Weissenhof. There, the focus is on questions relating to spatial concepts and sustainable sports facilities. Visitors should plan around 50 minutes (3.6 km) for their walk from the north of Stuttgart into the city centre to the next stop, the BDA Wechselraum (near the main railway station), where future concepts will be discussed that deal with the conditions and requirements for sport in urban spaces. Via an intermediate stop, the IBA’27 Schaufenster (Calwerstr./corner of Kienestr.), the route continues to the fifth and final stop, the Institut français next to Berliner Platz. Here, everything revolves around e-sports. On your marks, get set, go!

Location: Weissenhofwerkstatt im Haus Mies van der Rohe, Am Weissenhof 20

19.05.2024
International Museum Day
19.05.2024

10 am – 6 pm
Free admission to the Weissenhof Museum

The Weissenhof Museum is located in Le Corbusier’s semi-detached house. The history of the Weissenhofsiedlung can be seen in one part of the house, with models, photos, plans and various exhibits. The other part of the house shows the Le Corbusier house as it was in 1927 with the original room layout, coloring and furnishings. Admission is free on International Museum Day.

11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm
Guided tours through the Weissenhof Estate

The Weissenhof Estate, built in 1927 by 17 international architects, is a milestone in modern architecture. The guided tour (no interior visits) explains the history of the settlement and the two houses built by Le Corbusier, which are an UNESCO World Heritage site since 2016.

Meeting point: in front of the Weissenhof Museum in the Le Corbusier house, Rathenaustr. 1, Participation free of charge. Duration approx. 45 minutes. Please note that the guided tours will all be in German.

 

10 am – 6 pm
Exhibition „Ca bouge en ville – Let’s move in the city! Sport & architecture for tomorrow“
Weissenhofwerkstatt im Haus Mies van der Rohe

In the Weissenhofwerkstatt im Haus Mies van der Rohe, the focus is on sport. Where and how do we do sport in the city of tomorrow?

Five Partners: The Institut francais Stuttgart (Koordination), the Architekturgalerie am Weißenhof, the IBA’27 Friends, the BDA Baden-Württemberg and the Weissenhofmuseum in the House Le Corbusie invite you to explore the wxhibition as a parcours.

The parcours starts at the Weissenhofwerkstatt and is dedicated to the unification of Le Corbusier’s architecture with sporting practice. The second stop is the Architekturgalerie am Weissenhof. There, the focus is on questions relating to spatial concepts and sustainable sports facilities. Visitors should plan around 50 minutes (3.6 km) for their walk from the north of Stuttgart into the city centre to the next stop, the BDA Wechselraum (near the main railway station), where future concepts will be discussed that deal with the conditions and requirements for sport in urban spaces. Via an intermediate stop, the IBA’27 Schaufenster (Calwerstr./corner of Kienestr.), the route continues to the fifth and final stop, the Institut français next to Berliner Platz. Here, everything revolves around e-sports. On your marks, get set, go!

Location: Weissenhofwerkstatt im Haus Mies van der Rohe, Am Weissenhof 20

03.03.2024
Documentary:
The Mies van der Rohes. A Female Family Saga
03.03.2024

Poster zum Film The Mies van der Rohes – A Female Family Saga - Bild 1 auf 1 - FILMSTARTS.de

Sunday, 3. March, 2 pm
THE MIES VAN DER ROHES. A FEMALE FAMILY SAGA

Director Sabine Gisiger will attend the filmscreening.

An epic family saga told by the women surrounding the famous architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. His wife Ada, his daughters Georgia, Manna and Traudel and his lover Lilly Reich seize the opportunities of the new era, but also experience the restrictions of old patterns. The golden 20s, the increasingly barbaric 30s and finally war.

Based on private and unpublished archive footage, images and documents, Sabine Gisiger retells the story of the iconic architect Mies van der Rohe – from a female perspective. The celebrated German actress Katharina Thalbach brings Georgia van der Rohe to life – in fictional interviews based on authentic statements.

Admission
The tickets cost 12,- €.
click here for advanced ticket sales

Venue
Atelier am Bollwerk, Hohe Str. 26, 70176 Stuttgart

Organiser
Weissenhofmuseum/Freunde der Weissenhofsiedlung e.V.
Atelier am Bollwerk

20.02.2024
Symposium:
Modern architecture in Hungary
20.02.2024

Thursday, Februar 22, 2024, 5 p.m.

A symposium on modern architecture in Hungary will be held at the Liszt Institute – Hungarian Cultural Centre Stuttgart to accompany the exhibitions “Experimental Housing Estate Budapest – Model Houses Napraforgó Street” and “Light and Form”. Dr. Raquel Jaureguízar will also look at the influence of German modernism on social housing in Spain in the 1940s and 50s.

The lectures will be held in English.

Welcome address
Anja Krämer (Director of the Weissenhofmuseum im Haus Le Corbusier)

Speakers
Prof. em. András Ferkai: “Model housing estate in Budapest – without any actual effect?”
DLA Àgnes Anna Sebestyén: “The Reception and Press Appearances of Modern Settlements in Interwar Hungary”
Dr. Raquel Jaureguízar: “The Reception of German Modernism in Social Housing in Madrid”

The presentations last 25-30 minutes and their will be a final discussion.

Pause
Dirk Allgaier will present the book “Stahlrohrrevolution” on behalf of arnoldsche Art Publishers.

Location
Liszt-Institut – Ungarisches Kulturzentrum Stuttgart
Christophstr. 7, 70178 Stuttgart

 

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08.12.2023
Opening:
Experimental Estate Budapest 1931 –
Model houses Napraforgó-Street
08.12.2023

 

Friday, Dezember 8, 2023, 7 p.m.

Welcome address
Anja Krämer (Director of Weissenhofmuseum),
Dr. Dezső B. Szabó (Director of Liszt-Institut – Ungarisches Kulturzentrum Stuttgart)

Introduction
Klaus J. Loderer (Curator),
Gábor Megyeri (Napraforgó Street Bauhaus Association)

 

Exhibition

In 1931, an experimental housing estate with detached houses was built in Budapest. Today it is known as the Napraforgó Street estate. It was initiated by a group of Hungarian architects and realised by the construction company Fejér és Dános. Their aim was to find new solutions to the housing problem.

Among the architects involved were well-known names in Hungary such as Farkas Molnár, Virgil Bierbauer and József Fischer. They brought international modernism to Hungary. The 22 residential buildings on the estate display a broad spectrum of styles. In addition to influences from Art Deco and Expressionism, the majority of the architects orientated themselves towards Neues Bauen and the formal language of the Bauhaus.

The “small housing model estate” was already inhabited when it was officially opened in November 1931. However, the houses were presented to the public in detail in the progressive Hungarian architecture magazine “Tér és Forma”.

The exhibition in the Weissenhofwerkstatt in the Mies van der Rohe House shows the Hungarian Napraforgó Street estate in the context of the Weissenhof estate. Exhibiting historical plans, photos and models. It was created in collaboration with the Hungarian Museum of Architecture in Budapest.

 

Location
WEISSENHOFWERKSTATT im Haus Mies van der Rohe
Am Weissenhof 20, 70191 Stuttgart

Exhibition opening hours
Saturday, Sunday, public holidays, 12-5 pm
December 9, 2023 – March 3, 2024
(except 12/24 und 01/01)

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