Korridor / Corridor
timber, sheathing, wall paint, lacquer 300 x 1,240 x 600 cm
“Der Baukunst zur Ehr´, der Jugend zur Lehr`/ Honouring architecture, teaching the youth“ was displayed above the portal of the Königlichen Baugewerkschule / Royal Architectural Construction College. Inaugurated in 1911, it today houses the Robert-Schmidt-Berufskolleg / -Vocational College, located at the southern end of the Moltkeplatz, which was laid out at the same time. The then-housing development that is now called Moltkeviertel was at that time supposed to be an example of fine architecture for the students. Konsortium, comprising Lars Breuer (* 1974), Sebastian Freytag (* 1978), and Guido Münch (* 1966), open a corridor leading back into this visionary period of the reform architecture movement – and beyond. The walls of their temporary building evoke the impression of construction fences or billboards – displaying architectural layouts: the ancient Acropolis of Athens, the Tempietto of the Renaissance architect Bramante, and the nuclear reactor of Chernobyl. The superimposed images display a universal draft for mankind´s aspiration for the higher and mighty, and the mastery of nature – the possibility of failure included: cf. Chernobyl. Nonetheless, the work of the Cologne/Düsseldorf artist trio encourages change: Life is a construction site, but at least there is a plan.“
„All influences meet at the same level and can either neutralise or reinforce each other.“
More about Konsortium´s Korridor / Corridor here.
This project is sponsored and supported by Allbau Stiftung, Sparkassenlotterie „PS-Sparen und Gewinnen“, Ingenieurbüro Lars Römling, Nolte Ingenieur Holzbau GmbH and TRINAC GmbH.