Apr 23–Aug 28, 2022


Architecture from Arne Jacobsen and Otto Weitling in Germany
Südstrandpromenade, 23769 Fehmarn Map

Arne Jacobsen's work is known far beyond the borders of Denmark. Probably his most famous work is Chair Number 7. It is a design icon that can also be seen in many places in Germany – in museum cafés, town halls and university seminar rooms. Jacobsen always designed in a minimalist and functional way, which is why his work is considered timeless and still has a great influence even after his lifetime. He was not only a designer, but also a gifted architect who designed buildings in Denmark and internationally - such as in Germany.

For projects in Germany he worked together with his compatriot Otto Weitling. The fact that Weitling and Jacobsen realized numerous architectural projects in partnership is largely unknown outside of specialist circles. It is a partnership in architecture that sets standards for the development of the modernist architectural language: then and now - in Germany and Denmark.

The exhibition and the book of the same name shed light on the work and the close collaboration between the two architects in Germany. Here they have implemented projects on various scales: from the light-filled Arne Jacobsen foyer in Hanover to a group of residential buildings in Berlin's Hansaviertel, the town hall in Mainz to Hamburg's Christianeum or the Vattenfall high-rise in City Nord to urban planning facilities such as the Forum Castrup-Rauxel or the Burgtiefe holiday resort on Fehmarn. Here German-Danish architectural history becomes visible.

The exhibition is supplemented by models and design exhibits.

Gesamtkunstwerke - Architecture by Arne Jacobsen and Otto Weitling in Germany is a traveling exhibition. After Berlin, Hanover, Castrop-Rauxel and Fehmarn, the last stop of the exhibition is Mainz in 2023.