Tuesday lecture series: K.F.Schinkel’s Berlin

Public lecture by Marco Pogacnic on 6 March at 14:30

Join the public lecture by Marco Pogacnic from IUAV, Venice.

At the beginning of the nineteenth century, Karl Friedrich Schinkel transformed Berlin, a provincial city, in a capital of European dimension. As chief of the administration for the public buildings, he strengthened the role of the architect as a technician able to coordinate all knowledge referring to the building.

He developed a versatile but monumental language to satisfy a wide range of functional programs (for the public administration, the opera building, the museum, private residences and sacred buildings). He was able to pair the studies of ancient architecture with the modern need to give a national identity to the rising Prussian state.

Starting from the work of his master Friedrich Gilly, the lecture will retrace the outstanding moments through which Schinkel’s architecture grew up until his conclusion represented by the late ideal projects (Residence for a Prince, Orianda, the Royal Palace on the Acropolis).

Where: Aarhus School of Architecture, Gymnatiksalen, Paradisgade 4 – 6, 8000 Aarhus C
Tuesday 6 March 2018 at 14:30

The lecture is part of the lecture series about Architecture History and Theory

The lecture will be held in English.