Jun 26–Sep 21, 2014

The Heart of the Stone

Close up III: Lundgaard & Tranberg
Bryghuspladsen 10, 01473 Kopenhagen Map
Mon–Sun 10 am–6 pm, Thu 10 am–9 pm

Architecture is not merely about beautiful buildings and eye-catching structures. Architecture is about creating settings for people's lives and experiences: settings for the current of light, energy, substance and people, who are the very pulse of life.

This is the fundamental contention made by the writer, Tor Nørretranders, who has curatedHeart of the Stone,Danish Architecture Centre's major summer exhibition, which looks at the work of the internationally renowned Danish architecture practice, Lundgaard & Tranberg.

The Heart of the Stone is not a classic architectural exhibition with a display of models of architects' works. It is a diverse presentation, involving brickwork, images, texts, running water, mirrors, optical effects, computer models and poems, which will stimulate visitors' sense of touch, spatial awareness, sense of depth, perception of time and scientific curiosity.  

While the exhibition is of course about the work of Lundgaard & Tranberg, it also investigates the essence of the endeavours made by architects to create settings for the progress of life.

But the most fundamental aspect of this exhibition is that it is not located in the exhibition space. The experience provided by the galleries of the Danish Architecture Centre is intended to be an eye-opener, an introduction to an excursion around the city, and an opportunity to look at the buildings from the perspective engendered by the exhibition.

The exhibition is the third in Danish Architecture Centre's exhibition series, Close Up.