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    Studio Berlin

    Matthew Messner
    Aug 8, '11 12:10 PM EST

    What happens when you send a group of UIC Architecture students to Berlin for the summer? Well... The world is about to know. Here is what we know so far...


    "StudioBerlin is a workshop based in Berlin in collaberation with the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Universität der Künste Berlin. The workshop is a platform for the exchange and development of architectural ideas."

    "The 2011 StudioBerlin group is a mixed bunch of nine architecture students from the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Universitat der Kunste Berlin. StudioBerlin is interested in the relationship between architecture and the phenomena of temporary urban intervention and re-use in Berlin. Berlin's unique approach to under-utilized space and undeveloped land in the city has inspired StudioBerlin to design and construct a temporary pavilion at one of Berlin's most historic places, Tempelhof Airfield.

    While Temelhof is charged with historical significance, the studio has a greater interest in the current performance of Tempelhof–a huge military and commercial airfield turned public park. Tempelhof is one of the grandest open spaces in an otherwise dense urban landscape–so vast that when inside, it is impossible to see what is happening at other ends of the park. Our proposal is influenced by the spotty nature in Berlin's built landscape and the urban experience of moving through Berlin's expanding and contracting spaces. The pavilion will be built near the West entrance of Tempelhof Park and will be open to the public. StudioBerlin is hoping that the piece will have a longer life span than that of the class's duration and become a public exhibition space for local artists.

    The pavilion's grand opening will be on the afternoon of Saturday August 13, 2011, near the West entrance to the park.

    For more information on their pavilion and the opening event, please visit their FaceBook Page and for more on their experience and time in Berlin, please join their Facebook Group."

    Studio Berlin... sorry had to turn it to fit.

    So there you have it. If you are in the Greater Berlin area this coming weekend plan on joining Studio Berlin for this awesome event.

    Here is a little teaser that was released last week and I have been promised another short film very soon. So stay tuned.

    Thanks for dropping by.

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