Deutschlandscape: Epicentres at the Periphery

Kultureflash #147, 15th December 2005

The common perception of contemporary German architecture is that they put all their energy into their cars, leaving it to foreigners to design the buildings to make them in. But Germany’s stand at the last Architecture Biennale aimed to provide a different perspective, and for those that didn’t get to go, it’s been reassembled at the V&A. It’s tempting to make a comparison with the SuperDutch and Swiss Made+ shows, including as it does some of the new generation of architects such as Carsten Roth, but this is an exhibition as much about the grimness of peripheral areas of our cities and what to do with them, as it is about architectural glamour shots.

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