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Unbuilding Walls, GRAFT GmbH | International Design Awards Winners
Unbuilding Walls, GRAFT GmbH | International Design Awards Winners
Unbuilding Walls, GRAFT GmbH | International Design Awards Winners
Unbuilding Walls, GRAFT GmbH | International Design Awards Winners
Unbuilding Walls, GRAFT GmbH | International Design Awards Winners
Unbuilding Walls, GRAFT GmbH | International Design Awards Winners
Unbuilding Walls, GRAFT GmbH | International Design Awards Winners
Unbuilding Walls, GRAFT GmbH | International Design Awards Winners
Unbuilding Walls, GRAFT GmbH | International Design Awards Winners
Unbuilding Walls, GRAFT GmbH | International Design Awards Winners
Unbuilding Walls, GRAFT GmbH | International Design Awards Winners

Unbuilding Walls

CompanyGRAFT GmbH
Lead DesignersLars Krueckeberg, Wolfram Putz, Thomas Willemeit
Design TeamMarvin Bratke, Raluca Ana Maria Constantin, Alexander Liu Cheng, Moritz Hanshans, Christopher Nielsen, Marta Piaseczynska, Laurent Thill
Project LocationVenice, Italy
ClientGerman Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community
CreditsJan Bitter
Prize(s)Bronze in Architecture Categories / Exhibits, Pavilions and exhibitions
Entry Description

For 28 years, Germany has been united – exactly as long as the Berlin Wall existed (1961–1989). On the occasion of this parallel, GRAFT and Marianne Birthler are curating the exhibition “Unbuilding Walls” at the German Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. The exhibition responds to current debates on nations, protectionism and division. In the German Pavilion, GRAFT and Marianne Birthler will take the parallel as an opportunity to explore the effects of division and the process of healing as a dynamic spatial phenomenon.

Bio

GRAFT was founded in 1998 in Los Angeles, California by Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz, and Thomas Willemeit and operates internationally in the fields of urban development, architecture, and design. The hybrid office with further locations in Berlin and Beijing is characterized by its innovative and interdisciplinary design method and its futuristic design language.