Shape Tomorrow: Towards a Future-Oriented Built Environment--HWKN Architecture, New York

Shape Tomorrow: Towards a Future-Oriented Built Environment--HWKN Architecture, New York

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Exhibition Catalog

Aedes Architekurforum Berlin, 2021.

88 pp. Well illustrated (chiefly col.). 19 x 18 cm. In English. Paperbound.

ISBN 9783943615715

German architect Matthias Hollwich and his New York-based firm HWKN have been dedicated to pioneering projects for over a decade, earning them a rank in Fast Company’s world’s Top 10 Most Innovative Architects. Most recently, Hollwich provoked with his publication New Aging: Live Smarter Now to Live Better Forever by turning stereotypical outdated building typologies “upside down” to make aging a graceful and fulfilling aspect of our lives through designed spaces. HWKN combines American ambition with German precision, offering possibilities for a future-oriented built environment – with a special commitment to use architectural form to put people in the focus and promoting social interaction. The diverse and wide-ranging portfolio includes various new neighbourhoods and buildings – from retail spaces, pop-up installations to residential and commercial schemes in the USA, the Middle East as well as in Germany, where inspiring office buildings are currently being realised in Munich and Bochum. The exhibition at Aedes presents the innovative design strategies through selected projects and tells stories in a playful interactive installation about how HWKN's architecture aims to shape a better tomorrow. HWKN is an award-winning global architectural firm led by Matthias Hollwich. Founded in 2008 and based in New York City, its projects range from a striking new building addition that welcomes all to the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and to the Pennovation Center at the University of Pennsylvania, designed to be a tech incubator. The firm’s other notable projects include: 25 Kent an office building in Brooklyn, N.Y., exploring a combination of utilisable interior and exterior space previously unseen in New York; and a 40-storey residential tower 351 Marin in nearby Jersey City is the first HWKN design to fully realise the social possibilities of expanding a building’s base. In Germany, the opening of Die Macherei is imminent with offices and hotel, ILIVE Frankfurt is under construction with more than 1000 apartments and 5 SPIRIT buildings are in the making in Cologne, Aachen, Bochum, Leverkusen, and Krefeld. For more information, visit

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- Germany ; United States -- Post-1945 ; Post-1970 ; Post-1990 ; Post-2000 -- Architecture --

Artist(s): HWKN (firm); Hollwich, Matthias

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