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05 / 04 / 2024

Galerie Aedes: Wood’s Up! The rise of Timber Construction 6 April – 22 May 2024 


Erik-Jan Ouwerkerk

Wood’s Up! The Rise of Timber Construction

Exhibition Opening: Friday, 5 April 2023, 6.30 pm

In view of the climate crisis, wood has been experiencing a renaissance in the construction industry for several years. More and more clients and architects are turning to timber and hybrid timber construction also at all scales to conserve resources and reduce CO2 emissions. In addition to its flexibility, load-bearing capacity and prefabrication capabilities, timber offers advantages in terms of thermal insulation, health and aesthetics. The Wood’s Up! exhibition at Aedes presents 16 realised and planned timber buildings of different typologies. Local structures, alternative financing models and ecological aspects play an important role in the selection of the international projects. The focus on sustainable hybrid timber construction also opens up perspectives for further new strategies and concepts for the future of this building material.

The exhibition’s participating architectural firms: Arge ZRS Architekten Ingenieure & Bruno Fioretti Marquez | Baumschlager Eberle Architekten & SCAPE | Behnisch Architekten | COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Wolf D. Prix & Partner | David Chipperfield Architects Berlin | Eike Becker_​Architekten | Kaden⁺ | Kéré Architecture | LAVA – Laboratory for Visionary Architecture | NKBAK | playze | Sauerbruch Hutton | Snøhetta | TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten | weberbrunner architekten | ZAO

Venue: Aedes Architecture Forum, Christinenstr. 18 – 19, 10119 Berlin, Germany Opening hours: Mon 1 – 5 pm, Tue – Fri 11 am – 6.30 pm 
Sundays and public holidays 1 – 5 pm, Sat 6 April 2024, 1 – 5 pm

Wood’s Up! — Aedes Architecture Forum