Brutalismus
STAGES, BANKS, HANGARS. Frankfurt Projects by Otto Apel\ABB

March 18 – May 14, 2017, gallery GF
GUIDED TOURS: on Fridays, 5 p.m.

Speakers 
INA HARTWIG, Main Deputy Mayor in Charge of Culture and Science of the City of Frankfurt
PETER CACHOLA SCHMAL, Director, Deutsches Architekturmuseum
HEINZ SCHEID, ABB Architects, Partner
SUNNA GAILHOFER, Curator of the exhibition

The architecture of Otto Apel and ABB, the studio Apel founded in 1961 together with Hannsgeorg Beckert and Gilbert Becker defines Frankfurt today. The roughly 40 buildings they realized here include the municipal theater and opera, the Deutsche Bundesbank, the Hotel Intercontinental, and the Dresdner and Deutsche Bank high-rises. Maintenance hangar V at Frankfurt Airport, the Nordwestzentrum mall, which was internationally acclaimed in its day, and Otto Apel’s residential and office building at Berliner Strasse 27 were also outstanding projects.

The DAM has included the archive of ABB in its collection. The exhibition showcases projects in Frankfurt from the 1950ies to the 1970ies in over 500 historical photographs by Ulfert Beckert, the brother of the architect Hannsgeorg Beckert. Those are complemented with photographs by the artist Eike Laeuen.


ABB ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME

Gesamtkunstwerk Dresdner Bank
Das Zusammenspiel von Jürgen Ponto, Otl Aicher und ABB Architekten
Thu, April 20, 2017, 7 p.m.
Auditorium DAM, € 5, reduced € 2,50

HEINZ SCHEID, ABB Architects, Partner
MARKUS WEISBECK, Designer
Moderation: OLIVER ELSER, Curator DAM

ABB sanieren
Thu, April 27, 2017, 7 p.m.
Auditorium DAM, € 5, reduced € 2,50

ULRICH SCHEFFLER, Scheffler und Partner. Berliner Straße 27 – Otto Apels eigenes Haus
HEINZ DIETER DICKHAUT, Die Jumbohalle. Instandhaltung eines Ingenieurbauwerks
TILL SCHNEIDER, schneider + schumacher. Das Dresdner Bank – Hochhaus. Quality meets Quality


SPECIAL GUIDED TOURS

Otto Apel und der Wiederaufbau der Frankfurter Altstadt
Thu, April 6 and Thu, May 11, 12–1 p.m., € 8
SUNNA GAILHOFER, guiding architects Frankfurt
Registration: info@ga-frankfurt.de

Herausgeber: © Deutsches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt a.M., Schaumainkai 43, 29.04.2017