Nor­dic Urban Spaces



The exhi­bi­tion »Nor­dic Urban Spaces« aimed at ope­ning a dis­course on bau­kul­tur and qua­li­ties of urban design by showing examp­les of Nor­dic archi­tec­ture and urban plan­ning – not ideas for the future, but already imple­men­ted pro­jects that make spaces more cha­ri­ta­ble and beau­ti­ful and life in the city more enjoyable.
Inno­va­tive and clear, thought-through and par­ti­ci­pa­tive – this is how Nor­dic public archi­tec­ture pres­ents its­elf in this exhi­bi­tion and pro­ves that func­tio­n­a­lity and sus­taina­bi­lity, con­si­de­ra­tion and ele­gance are not mutually exclu­sive. The show brings tog­e­ther many suc­cess­ful examp­les of Nor­dic con­struc­tion and planning:

  • how to incor­po­rate nature into the city and bring the public out into the wilderness;
  • how to pro­vide bright light and radi­ant colors in the long and dark win­ter months;
  • how the public – inclu­ding child­ren, ani­mals and plants – can be invol­ved in the deve­lo­p­ment of their cities;
  • how to open up buil­dings for public and com­mon use all year round and expe­ri­ment with alter­na­tive forms of living and living tog­e­ther through cou­ra­ge­ous func­tio­nal mixing.

Various archi­tec­tu­ral offices par­ti­ci­pa­ted by pro­vi­ding dif­fe­rent mate­ri­als such as pic­tures, drawings, films, books and models to form this uni­que exhi­bi­tion. The exhi­bi­tion archi­tec­ture was desi­gned by Zuzana Tabač­ková and built by a local manu­fac­tu­rer. No new fur­ni­ture was built for the exhi­bi­tion and almost all the mate­rial used was recy­cled from for­mer exhi­bi­ti­ons. The exhi­bi­tion and the sup­por­ting pro­gram attrac­ted almost 22.000 visi­tors to Fel­le­shus, an average of 252 visi­tors per day. This figure easily matches the num­bers from the last Nor­dic exhi­bi­ti­ons in Felleshus.


Nor­dic Coun­cil of Ministers


Kura­to­ren-Team: Andreas Brück, Zuzana Taback­ová, Prof. Dr. Angela Mil­lion
Assis­tenz: Colin Del­argy, Robin Hüppe

Auf­bau: set​bau​.ber​lin