Architecture Exhibitions International

Liebfrauenkirche Duisburg

Big Heritage
Welche Denkmale welcher Moderne?

Aug 31–Sep 26, 2018
Exhibition 2016 in Marl © Photo: Detlef Podehl

Churches, castles and half-timbered houses are today undisputedly regarded as architectural monuments. But how is the value of large housing estates, shopping centres or campus universities assessed? Two thirds of the buildings in Germany were constructed between 1949 and 2000, more than half of them until 1980 alone. As such, it has been increasingly focusing on the preservation of historical monuments in numerous European countries for a good two decades.

The exhibition "BIG HERITAGE. Welche Denkmale welcher Moderne?“ gives an overview of the debates on post-war modernist buildings on the basis of selected European examples.