On the occasion of the last opening days of the exhibition “Oscar Tuazon: Against Nature,” Künstlerhaus Stuttgart invites you to a special public tour in collaboration with the Institut für Leichtbau Entwerfen und Konstruieren (ILEK) at the University of Stuttgart. Visitors are invited to visit the exhibition at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, followed by a special tour to the Institut für Leichte Flächentragwerke (IL) and its remarkable building from 1967-68 (architecture: Frei Otto, Rolf Gutbrod and team), led by Christian Bergmann, researcher and architect.
For the exhibition “Against Nature” at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Oscar Tuazon has realized new extensive works, related to his research on experimental architecture, eco-buildings and self-built structures. This tour will focus on the historical and innovative research that has taken place at the IL since its foundation in 1964 by Frei Otto. The IL developed experimental structures in collaboration with biologists, medical doctors, and paleontologists that were based on pneumatic and biological principles of construction. Otto’s most known building project is the rooftop of the Olympic Stadium in Munich, completed in 1972. The pavillion in Stuttgart-Vaihigen was initially realized as an experimental prototype for the German pavillion at the Expo in Montreal 1967.
4 pm: Exhibition tour “Oscar Tuazon: Against Nature”, Axel John Wieder (Location: Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Reuchlinstr. 4b, Stuttgart-West)
5.30 pm: Tour of the Institut für Leichte Flächentragwerke, Christian Bergmann (Location: ILEK, Pfaffenwaldring 14, Stuttgart-Vaihingen)
Fee: 3.00 EUR (reduced: 1.50 EUR). Transfer by car or S-Bahn.
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