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12-13 November 2020

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The essence

Design That Educates
12 November

Architecture and design projects that use innovative concepts to fulfil a deliberate desire to educate and promote communication between designers, properties and their users – this is the essence of the DtEA – Design that Educates Awards.
We will kick off the morning programme by inviting the 2019 prize-winners to the stage to talk about their projects, which involved alternative urban planning strategies and the activation of traditional materials in order to identify untapped potential for sustainable architecture.
The highlight of the day is the DtEA – Design that Educates Awards 2020 presentation ceremony, which will feature short presentations from this year’s prize-winners, and the opening of the exhibition on all the award-winning entries.
The get-together that follows will give guests the chance to network and speak to people from other disciplines, including architects, speakers, members of the jury and participants in the DtEA.

inSights
13 November

International architects, designers and artists will provide us with insights into the personal design principles and individual methods used in their work – be it practical, educational or research-based. They will demonstrate how an aesthetic design is always caught between contrasting priorities of culture, society and interaction. Alongside their courage to experiment, their work is also defined by an insatiable curiosity, investigative research, engineering and building culture – not to mention the over-arching human relationships and the different ways in which they are perceived.

Dutch artist Theo Jansen will appeal to our more emotional, artistic sides with his tales of the life-forms he has created himself: The large kinetic objects he sculpts – which he calls his “beach beasts” – are set into motion by wind energy alone and evoke an immediate emotional response in the observer.

Speakers

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Speakers

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Speakers

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Vinu Daniel wallmakers.org/about Vinu Daniel’s architectural work represents a return to natural materials, in which he expands his utilitarian concept of materials to include the “results” of industrial construction – the inescapable waste it produces. “While working on and constructing a building leads to the production of a lot of waste, we believe that we should not allow this demon to scare us off. Instead, we have learned to build with it.”

Kilian Kada

© Andreas Horsky

Kilian Kada kadawittfeldarchitektur.de The kadawittfeldarchitektur approach is based on the conviction that architecture has an ability and a duty to create additional value that goes beyond its appointed function, and that this value lends both the building and its surroundings permanent, overriding qualities. As Kilian Kada says, “Architecture means communication. Building culture is a culture of talking. If we acknowledge this, we can create buildings whose qualities far exceed conventional engineering achievements.”

© Adriana Bertossa

Davide Macullo macullo.com Davide Macullo calls it “research into the synthesis between individual expectations and those of the collective. This is what “filters” his approach to architecture: the belief that architecture and design should have a positive impact on human life. These are the disciplines that connect people to cultural and social life, both psychologically and emotionally. As such, they affect all people, not matter how much individual influence they wield over these “cultural landscapes”.

© Klemens Renner

Richter Musikowski richtermusikowski.com Richter Musikowski is an up-and-coming architects’ bureau founded by Christoph Richter and Jan Musikowski in 2012. Last year, the pair’s “Futurium Berlin” entry won them the Design that Educates Award in the “Architectural Design” category. They describe their partnership as the result of discovering their shared talent for solving complex challenges. This led indirectly to an “exciting architectural story” – a succinct way of describing how they work.

Anastasia Elrouss anastasiaelrouss.com Anastasia Elrouss’ architectural work focuses on the specific relationship between real construction and undeveloped or largely natural environments. Based on evolutionary premises, the building has both human needs and the natural necessity to reflect its environment. The human relationships with their individual characteristics that are influenced by this process – relationships she sees as fleeting – provide a platform for continual re-interpretation.

© Loek van der Klis

Theo Jansen Theo Jansen After many years as a student of physics, Theo Jansen eventually set aside science in favour of art. He started embracing his creative side in 1990 by combining technology with art: his “beach beasts”, the seventh generation of which now stalk the beaches of the Baltic Sea, are large kinetic objects that can move freely. Where the first generation still needed to be pulled or pushed, later evolutions of the creatures have drawn on wind power and energy storage in PET bottles to drive them forward.

Speakers

12 November

Vinu Daniel wallmakers.org/about Vinu Daniel’s architectural work represents a return to natural materials, in which he expands his utilitarian concept of materials to include the “results” of industrial construction – the inescapable waste it produces. “While working on and constructing a building leads to the production of a lot of waste, we believe that we should not allow this demon to scare us off. Instead, we have learned to build with it.”

© Adriana Bertossa

Davide Macullo macullo.com Davide Macullo calls it “research into the synthesis between individual expectations and those of the collective. This is what “filters” his approach to architecture: the belief that architecture and design should have a positive impact on human life. These are the disciplines that connect people to cultural and social life, both psychologically and emotionally. As such, they affect all people, not matter how much individual influence they wield over these “cultural landscapes”.

Anastasia Elrouss anastasiaelrouss.com Anastasia Elrouss’ architectural work focuses on the specific relationship between real construction and undeveloped or largely natural environments. Based on evolutionary premises, the building has both human needs and the natural necessity to reflect its environment. The human relationships with their individual characteristics that are influenced by this process – relationships she sees as fleeting – provide a platform for continual re-interpretation.

Speakers

13 November

Kilian Kada

© Andreas Horsky

Kilian Kada kadawittfeldarchitektur.de The kadawittfeldarchitektur approach is based on the conviction that architecture has an ability and a duty to create additional value that goes beyond its appointed function, and that this value lends both the building and its surroundings permanent, overriding qualities. As Kilian Kada says, “Architecture means communication. Building culture is a culture of talking. If we acknowledge this, we can create buildings whose qualities far exceed conventional engineering achievements.”

© Klemens Renner

Richter Musikowski richtermusikowski.com Richter Musikowski is an up-and-coming architects’ bureau founded by Christoph Richter and Jan Musikowski in 2012. Last year, the pair’s “Futurium Berlin” entry won them the Design that Educates Award in the “Architectural Design” category. They describe their partnership as the result of discovering their shared talent for solving complex challenges. This led indirectly to an “exciting architectural story” – a succinct way of describing how they work.

© Loek van der Klis

Theo Jansen Theo Jansen After many years as a student of physics, Theo Jansen eventually set aside science in favour of art. He started embracing his creative side in 1990 by combining technology with art: his “beach beasts”, the seventh generation of which now stalk the beaches of the Baltic Sea, are large kinetic objects that can move freely. Where the first generation still needed to be pulled or pushed, later evolutions of the creatures have drawn on wind power and energy storage in PET bottles to drive them forward.

Programme

Highlights

12 November

From 16:00 Brief presentations from selected DtEA 2019 prize-winners
Vinu Daniel Wallmakers | India

Davide Macullo Davide Macullo Architects | Switzerland
Anastasia Elrouss Anastasia Elrouss Architects | Lebanon
From 18:00 DtEA – Design that Educates Awards 2020 awards ceremony and exhibition opening
From 20:00 Get-together with live music

13 November

From 12:00 Keynote speeches
Kilian Kada kadawittfeldarchitektur | Berlin, Aachen
From 14:00 Christoph Richter + Jan Musikowski Richter Musikowski | Berlin        
From 15:45 Theo Jansen artist| The Hague, Netherlands
From 16:30 Round-up + discussion | Chaired by Prof. Jan Krause
From 17:00 Get-together | Guided tour of exhibition + Solarlux Campus

Awards ceremony

DtEA – Design that Educates Awards

Solarlux is more than a little proud to be collaborating with the Laka Foundation to provide the prizes for the DtEA – Design that Educates Awards for the second time. The prizes will be awarded to architecture and design projects that use innovative concepts to fulfil a deliberate desire to educate and promote communication between designers, properties and their users.
The official DtEA 2020 awards ceremony will be held during the “architecture in the foyer” event. This year, prizes will be awarded in four categories: Architectural Design, Product Design, Universal Design and Responsive Design. There will also be special “Solarlux Choice” and “Emerging Designer” awards for student projects.

The ceremonial proceedings will be topped off by laudatory speeches from the jury, brief presentations from selected prize-winners, and an exhibition of all the award-winning projects.

Exhibition

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2020 prize-winners

Solarlux has set up a special exhibition to honour the prize-winners of the Design that Educates Awards 2020 – who will probably number more than 30 in total. Displays with diagrams, drawings and explanatory text will provide information on the significance of the projects that win the Architectural Design, Product Design, Universal Design, Responsive Design and Emerging Design categories.

The results of the jury’s will be available to view at https://designeducates.com/ from mid-March. A publication on the prize-winners’ individual entries will also be provided free of charge at the exhibition opening ceremony.

Programme transparency

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Our campus is an embodiment of how consistently transparent architecture works. The whole building is flooded with light and air, from the offices to the production halls. All the workstations benefit from daylight and natural ventilation. This ensures a good work climate and generally improves the quality of the time spent here – not to mention opportunities for discussion.

Solarlux

Ever since it was founded almost 40 years ago, Solarlux has devoted itself to the design and functional interpretation of the area that serves as a transition between the inside of a building and the great outdoors. From an architectural perspective, this passion has taken the form of cultivating how we work with natural light, or transparency, as a design element in our architecture. And when it comes to solutions, we also focus on the functional development of a building using “building components” and a meticulous attention to detail when designing our products.

Solarlux’s product portfolio for applications in property and high-end flat construction ranges from bi-folding door and horizontal sliding door systems to glass canopies, wintergardens, balcony glazing, and even large-format “cero” sliding elements with panel sizes of up to 15 m². During the planning process and implementation, Solarlux’s various in-house Service departments and installation teams are on-hand to assist our partners, builder-owners, investors and architects. Solarlux systems can be found in sophisticated architecture the world over.

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Contact & directions

Solarlux Campus
Industriepark 1, 49324 Melle, Germany

For your sat-nav/GPS::
Allendorfer Straße 16, 49324 Melle, Germany

T +49 5422 9271-0
Email info@architektur-im-foyer.com

A good night’s sleep

Solarlux and Melle are famously great places to visit. There’s tons to see – and not all of it architectural! So why not stay a few days longer? To make it easier for you, we’ve put together some useful information for your trip – though there’s plenty more to see and experience during your stay, of course! Let’s start with our recommendations for places to stay in the area:

Alte Apotheke Hotel & Café
Nikolaistraße 28
49152 Bad Essen

Van der Valk Hotel
Wellingholzhausener Str. 7
49324 Melle

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Höger’s Hotel Restaurant + Café
Kirchplatz 25
49152 Bad Essen

Romantikhotel Walhalla
Bierstraße 25
49074 Osnabrück

Holiday Inn
Niedersachsenstraße 5
49074 Osnabrück


Worth a visit

© Thomas M. Weber

Of course, you’re probably already familiar with one or two places on our list. But don’t let that stop you taking a closer look – you might be surprised by what your colleagues in Southern Lower Saxony and East Westphalia have built over the past few years! These are some of our favourite places to visit in the area:

Museum + Park Kalkriese
49565 Bramsche
Architektur: Gigon + Guyer

Felix-Nussbaum-Museum
49078 Osnabrück
Architektur: Daniel Libeskind

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Rathaus Bissendorf
49143 Bissendorf
Architektur: blocher partners

Besucherzentrum Sparrenburg
33602 Bielefeld
Architektur: Max Dudler

Kunsthalle Bielefeld
33602 Bielefeld
Architektur: Philip Johnson

Museum Peter August Böckstiegel
33824 Werther
Architektur: H.S.D. Architekten

MARTa Herford
32052 Herford
Architektur: Frank O. Gehry

Fagus Werk UNESCO Welterbe
31061 Alfeld
Architektur: Walter Gropius

LWL Museum für Kunst und Kultur
48143 Münster
Architektur: Volker Staab

RS + Yellow Distribution
48147 Münster
Architektur: BOLLES+WILSON

Also worth a visit

Always entertaining and never a dull place to spend your time:

Pistole Hardcore-Food
Artländer Hofanlage
49635 Badbergen-Grothe

Solearena
LAGA 2010, Gestaltung Lützow 7
49152 Bad Essen

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Parkanlage LGS 2018
mit Baumwipfelpfad
49186 Bad Iburg

Otto Modersohn Museum
im historischen Ortskern
49545 Tecklenburg

Draiflessen Collection
Privatmusem Fam. Brenninkmeijer
49497 Mettingen

Kragstuhlmuseum Tecta
Möbelmanufaktur
37697 Lauenförde

Industriemuseum Glashütte Gernheim
Finnisches Glasdesign v. Timo Sarpaneva
32469 Petershagen

Good eating

No list of the culinary highlights in our region would be complete without a mention of “Pickert”. Originally a typical working-class repast, these hearty potato pancakes are now a popular staple in all walks of life. Whether you’ve never tried them before or want to compare the Lower-Saxon Pickert to the East-Westphalian version, it’s never a bad idea to give them a try. We promise you won’t regret it!

Friedrich Restaurant
Lotter Str. 99
49078 Osnabrück

Wilde Triebe
Am Sutthauser Bahnhof 5
49082 Osnabrück

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Kesselhaus
Neulandstraße 12
49084 Osnabrück

Rampendahl Hausbrauerei
Hasestraße 35
49074 Osnabrück

Kroneck Salis Café : Salon : Restaurant
Schloßstraße 17
49186 Bad Iburg

Cantaloop Restaurant
Osnabrücker Str. 119
33829 Borgholzhausen

GlückundSeligkeit
Artur-Ladebeck-Straße 57
33617 Bielefeld

2019 review

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Interdisciplinary
discussion

The kick-off event of the “Architecture in the Foyer” series in March 2019 offered a diverse programme. Architects reported on their design processes, a ceremony was held for the presentation of the Design that Educates Awards, and workshops offered international students the opportunity to practice their parametric designing.

Around 200 guests – including architects and designers from the USA, Lebanon, England, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, and many other countries – accepted the invitation to visit Melle, Germany, to take part in the international networking event.

Amandus Samsøe Sattler

Prof. Barbara Holzer

Prof. Tobias Wallisser

We look forward to seeing you!