Developing future-oriented ideas directly at the fair. In workshops organised by the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), participants investigate how regional networking and mobility can create new urban and rural perspectives.
Architects’ Workshop – Living the Region. FrankfurtRheinMain
Five scenarios for the region. Five international architectural firms address the new forms of personal transport and homes and the way in which they integrate into real-life scenarios on a regional level.
Exhibition in the DAM, Summer 2018
The exhibition in the German Museum of Architecture in Summer 2018, ventures to look into the future of our region, in ways that reinterpret afresh the prospects for temporal and spatial development. A presentation of the current starting position leads to possible perspectives and images of the future of the region. The exhibition will be accompanied by an extensive programme of events, which pick up on aspects of the content and examine them in greater depth.
Hypermotion Frankfurt 2017 – Workshop
DAM – German Museum of Architecture, Frankfurt – Summer exhibition 2018
Transport and homes – these are the two central challenges facing the Frankfurt metropolis and its surrounding Rhine-Main region. The exhibition, entitled ‘Living the Region’ relates these two topics to one another and provides possible scenarios and development perspectives.
A central feature of the exhibition is the creation of five scenarios for future development, which devise new and forward-looking perspectives on the design and planning of transport infrastructure, of natural and residential spaces and of procedures and processes for their utilisation, based on the concrete example of a specific area.
Transport is central to the notion of networked regions. The scenarios of changed behaviour patterns in personal travel and possible new facilities demonstrate how new qualities of both urban spaces and countryside can emerge. Digital availability makes environmentally friendly forms of personal transport increasingly attractive (intermodal and multimodal travel). It is a question of grasping the opportunities offered by new transport concepts (shared transport, electric vehicles) and to promote their realisation and implementation. Travel is not reduced simply to the functional aim of getting from A to B, but becomes, instead, an experience that can awaken and enhance perceptions of a region and its qualities.
In an international context, the linking of transport and housing at regional level is already part of the strategies and discussions that are involved in the planning process. The architectural firms selected to devise ideas for the future of the metropolitan Rhine-Main region around Frankfurt will already have experience of providing solutions to comparable challenges. The intention is to have five firms participating in the workshop.
The partners of the project include, amongst others: Offenbach University of Art and Design (HfG), Darmstadt Technical University, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (UAS), Rhein-Main University, Darmstadt Institute for Housing and the Environment (IWU), Federation of German Architects in the State of Hesse (BDA Hessen), Chamber of Architects and Town Planners for the State of Hesse, FrankfurtRheinMain Regional Association, FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH.
Curators: Christian Holl, Felix Nowak, Kai Vöckler