Architecture Exhibitions International

Grassi Museum für Angewandte Kunst Leipzig

Grassi Future
Visions for Johannisplatz, Leipzig

Nov 29, 2018–Mar 17, 2019
Bildausschnitt Johannisplatz © Grassi Museum für Angewandte Kunst Leipzig

Grassi Museum of Applied Arts and the Museum of Ethnology in Leipzig will celebrate the 150th anniversary of their opening in 2024. The year 2029 marks the 100th anniversary of the completion of the new museum at Johannisplatz. Reasons enough to ask questions about the future capability of the Grassi museum. The exhibition presents master theses by students of the Chair for Building Constructions (Prof. Ansgar and Benedikt Schulz) of the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the TU Dortmund, who are investigating a possible expansion of the museum on the site of the Johannisplatz. Can public areas and service structures of the museum be accommodated there? How can the war-induced fallow again be turned into an attractive part of the urban landscape that connects the museum with its immediate surroundings and increases urban life quality? Different exploitation interests are presented and discussed. There is no decision based on the proposals presented. They are considered to be a contribution to qualitatively reflect on the future development of the site in the long term.