Digital platform on the topic of „right wing spaces“
Issue No. 235 of the architecture magazine Arch+ had in turn -in 2019- sparked a debate on the topic of „right wing spaces“.
The trigger for this debate in Berlin was a building by Hans Kollhoff on Walter Benjamin Platz. The thesis: there seem to be numerous examples – also in Germany – of architecture that transports right-wing ideology.
Here you can find more on the topic
Pitch design for the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin.
We were asked to design a digital platform on the topic of „right-wing spaces“ that, among other things, shows an interactive map of spaces associated with the rise of right-wing populist, anti-liberal and authoritarian political alternatives.
Starting from the rather fascist-looking yet very noble flooring at Walter-Benjamin-Platze, we were rather attracted for our design by the triviality of normal urban flooring, -specifically the banality of these plain concrete paving stones.
This kind of flooring rarely finds its way into the consciousness of a passer-by, which seemed to us a good metaphor for the insidious, hidden and invisible nature of many „right spaces“.
Rekonstruktion der ehemaligen Zentralmarkthalle in Berlin in der Nähe des Alexanderplatzes. Markthalle 1 und Markthalle 2 mit Gleisanschluss, direkt neben der Station "Alexanderplatz.
Rekonstruktion des Leipziger Tor`s. Dieses Tor war das süd-westliche Stadttor der Berliner Festungsanlage des 17. Jahrhunders.