Chen Kuen Lee in Berlin

Chen Kuen Lee Ausstellung Berlin

Donnerstag, 11. Februar 2016, 19 Uhr

Dekonstruierte Tradition: Chen Kuen Lee und das Neue Bauen – Ein interkultureller Dialog

Vortrag und Gespräch mit Dr. Eduard Kögel, Architekturhistoriker und Publizist

Als Chen Kuen Lee Anfang der 1930er-Jahre in Berlin Architektur studierte, traf er auf Ernst Boerschmann, Honorarprofessor für Ostasiatische Baukunst an der Technischen Hochschule in Berlin. Er wurde sein Assistent und arbeitete über Jahre an einer Dissertation zum traditionellen Urbanismus in China. In einem interkulturellen Dialog verhandelte er den Begriff der Landschaft auf unterschiedlichen Ebenen: die Topographie, das Dach, die Integration von Garten und Bauwerk sowie der „Schachtelraum“.


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Rocco Yim

Rocco Yim

An event on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition INTENSITY. The Work of Rocco Design Architects, Hong Kong at Aedes Architecture Forum


For many years Hong Kong has acted as a model for emerging cities in Asia. Its density and intensity produced an image of city that revolutionised the concept of urbanity. The original contributing factors were its public transportation system and the extreme density of its housing projects. Recent years of rapid change, brought about by economic globalisation and competition, have seen the role of public space evolve to similar importance, as new actors demand new solutions, also concerning design. The built environment has become an important factor in the rooting of floating relationships, and the meeting of new needs concerning solidarity and social justice; fostering a sense of belonging, reinforcing individual and societal identity, integrating unsettled parts of societies.

What makes Hong Kong a model in this regard, and what roles are architects playing in this process of adaptation and reinvention? Can new approaches in Hong Kong assist in finding appropriate solutions for a rejuvenation in the sprawling cities of the last generation and of the new upcoming ones?


Introduction and Welcome
Dr. h.c. Kristin Feireiss, Aedes Architecture Forum, Berlin
Dr. Eduard Kögel, ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin

Rocco Yim, Rocco Design Architects, Hong Kong

Podium Discussion
with Rocco Yim, Kristin Feireiss and Eduard Kögel




B_TALK #1 Re-Placing the Periphery

Tuesday 9th June_ 19:00-21:00 #perception #urban transformation #visualisations of urbanity #transgressing

Facebook Event

Jochen Becker (author, lecturer and curator)
Anna Blattner (photographer)
Eduard Kögel (urban planer and researcher)
Lorenzo Tripodi (urbanist and film maker)

Laura Colini (Dipl. Arch.Phd in Urban and Territorial Studies)

VENUE: Prachtwerk, Ganghoferstraße 2, 12043 Berlin-Neukölln

B_Talk#1 reflects on this year’s festival theme: ‘periphery’. The terms “center” and “periphery” are conceptual constructs denoting not only geographical but social, economic and cultural formations. Representatives of artistic and academic institutions will illustrate the challenges these conceptual constructs bear and present their approaches to creating new and thought-provoking conceptualizations of contemporary spaces. Which are their approaches to the problematization of the terms “periphery” and “center” and why is this extremely relevant to every and any city inhabitant?



rapid man

mixed bag


THE GLOBAL BAUHAUS China Global Guest Lecture Humanities Lecture Series

Dr. Eduard Kögel: China Modern. The first half of the 20th century

Date: April 21, 2015  / Time: 19:00 – 20:30

Venue: Jacobs University | Campus Ring 1, Research IV | 28759 Bremen
Conference Room in the Campus Center (IRC – opposite the conference hall)


Lecture 29.10.2014

Eduard Kögel: Modernism in China

Shih Chien University, Taipei, Taiwan



Seoul: Towards a Meta-City. Recent Urban Projects
Friday, 29 August 2014

Discussion Participants:
Song In-Ho, Professor, University of Seoul
Shin Haewon, lokaldesign, Seoul
Choi Moon Gyu, Ga.A architects, Seoul 
Francisco E. Sanin
, Director, Syracuse University, London
Lim Jae Yong
, OCA architects, Seoul, Moderator
Finn Geipel, LIN Architects Ubanists, Berlin
Eduard Kögel, Urban Planner, Berlin, Moderator


Hermann Henselmann

Hermann Henselmann


Hermann Henselmann in seiner Berliner Zeit 1949–1995

Der Architekt, die Macht und die Baukunst, Kolloquium am 14. Februar 2015


10.00 Thomas Flierl: Begrüßung

10.10 Jörg Haspel (Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt/Landesdenkmalamt): Grußwort


Moderation: Wolf R. Eisentraut

10.20 Norbert Korrek (Weimar): Von Weimar nach Berlin. Von der Akademie der Wissenschaften zur Bauakademie. Henselmanns Verhältnis zu Hans Scharoun

10.50 Eduard Kögel: Hermann Henselmanns Hochhaus an der Weberwiese als Leitbau der Stalinallee. Henselmanns Verhältnis zu Richard Paulick und Hanns Hopp

11.20 Thomas Flierl: Hermann Henselmanns Artikel «Der reaktionäre Charakter des Konstruktivismus» vom 4. Dezember 1951. Henselmanns Verhältnis zu Hannes Meyer

11.50 12.00 Diskussion



Moderation: Katrin Lompscher

13.00 Bruno Flierl: Hermann Henselmann als Chefarchitekt von Berlin/DDR 1953–1959

13.30 Andreas Butter: Hermann Henselmann und der deutsch-deutsche Wettbewerb zum Wohngebiet Fennpfuhl 1956

14.00 Diskussion


Moderation: Katrin Lompscher

14.30 Wolf R. Eisentraut: Architektur und Städtebau unter den Bedingungen der Typenprojektierung

15.00 Achim Felz: Experimentelle Typenprojektierung und Entwicklung der Wohnungsbauserien

15.30 Kaffeepause

15.50 Wolf R. Eisentraut: Henselmanns Leitbauten für DDR-Städte

16.20 Horst Siegel (Leipzig): Hermann Henselmann und das Universitätshochhaus Leipzig
16.50 Diskussion


Moderation: Thomas Flierl

17.00 Sylvia Claus (Zürich): Zwischen Modernismus und Historismus. Hermann Henselmanns Architekturästhetik

17.50 Diskussion


Moderation: Wolf R. Eisentraut

18.00 mit Bruno Flierl, Sylvia Claus und Kerstin Wittmann-Englert Vorbild und Provokateur | gesamtdeutscher Kontext | Wendungen zwischen Historismus und Modernismus | Gibt es eine Hermann-Henselmann-Schule? Hermann Henselmann als Publizist

19.00 Schlusswort: Andreas Henselmann

Arch+ Zhang Ke

ARCH+ features 34: Zhang Ke


Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, 7 p.m.
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststr. 69
10117 Berlin

Zhang Ke of ZAO/standardarchitecture from Beijing is one of the most promising protagonists of a young group of Chinese architects and urban planners. His work seeks to combine the specific context and local culture with contemporary means. In addition to the upcoming exhibition „Contemplating Basics“ at Aedes and the accompanying ANCB symposium on sustainable tourism, ARCH+ features invites Zhang Ke to give an in-depth lecture on his work including the projects presented in the exhibition, as well as his more conceptual projects and installations.

In 2004, ARCH+ published an issue on the accelerated development in China called „Chinese High-speed Urbanism“. A decade later, we have the opportunity to discuss not only Zhang Ke’s architectural thinking but also the conditions of contemporary architecture production in China. Eduard Kögel, who has been contributing editor of the China issue, will join the discussion and enrich it with his critical knowledge on China.


Tibetan landscape

Architecture and sustainable tourism



Mountains / Architecture / Tourism
Between South Tyrolean Alps and Tibetan Himalayas
Friday, 30 January 2015, 4:00 pm



Hans-Jürgen Commerell, Director, ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin
IntroductionEduard Kögel, Urban Planner, Berlin
On South Tyrol: Susanne Waiz, Curator, Merano
On Tibet: Zhang Ke, Principal, standardarchitecture, Beijing
On Bhutan: Patrick Gmür, Director, Urban Planning Department, City of Zurich
Followed by a discussion with:
Susanne Waiz, Curator, Merano
Zhang Ke, Principal, standardarchitecture, Beijing
Patrick Gmür, Director, Urban Planning Department, City of Zurich
Ulla Hell, Partner, Plasma Studio, Bolzano
Moderator: Eduard Kögel, Urban Planner, Berlin


PARADISE LOST, PARADISE FOUND. Globalisation and Sustainable Tourism

The question of sustainable tourism includes economic, social, cultural, political, environmental and aesthetic perspectives. This complex issue will be one of the most challenging topics for the near future and it is time to come up with alternatives in
such an important field of economic growth. But developing an enduring solution for sustainable tourism is a challenge that has to be discussed not only in selected circles of experts but with a broad public. The question of sustainability is therefore not only applied to far off destinations in developing countries, but begins right on our doorstep.

This ANCB programme will stimulate a broad discourse about sustainable development in tourism. It will focus on different locations around the world and discuss local solutions with the potential to establish robust infrastructures for both permanent inhabitants and visitors. With a growing tourism industry worldwide, the programme looks at the ethical dimensions of tourism and how to deal with the challenge of sustainability in the age of global warming and the need for economic prospect in tourist destinations. Crucially, it addresses this normally abstract issue through the focus of architecture and urbanism whilst bringing into the debate a wide range of voices from the fields of governance, industry, technology, economy and travel.

The term ‘sustainability‘ is adapted here to different global regions, taking into account the specific needs of the local population and the expectations of domestic and foreign visitors. Yet even with regional specifications, the final goal consistently remains directed towards social justice, economic development, environmental integrity, cultural authenticity, education and the improvement of infrastructure. This programme will use these criteria to generate fresh ideas and approaches and to instigate a rethinking of sustainable tourism in the global age.