Berlin Paris London Chicago, 100 years General Urban Design Exhibition in Berlin (»Allgemeine Städtebau-Ausstellung in Berlin«)
In autumn 2010, just in time for the 100th anniversary of the »General Urban Design Exhibition Berlin 1910« the Berlin University of Technology (TU) will show the exhibition CITY VISIONS 1910|2010. The exhibition CITY VISIONS 1910|2010 is a pilot project of the initiative »National Urban Development Policy« by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development as well as a contribution of the TU Berlin to the »Berlin Year of Science 2010«. Initiators of the project are Harald Bodenschatz and Hans-Dieter Nägelke (TU Berlin) in cooperation with Harald Kegler (Bauhaus University Weimar) and Wolfgang Sonne (TU Dortmund). Christina Gräwe, who has worked at the German Museum of Architecture in Frankfurt am Main and has curated the latest exhibition about Martin Elsaesser, will curate CITY VISIONS 1910|2010.
The German capital Berlin is known, today as well as 100 years ago, as a laboratory to test new visions and ways of urban design. By means of the urban design exhibition in 1910 Berlin for the first time successfully compared itself with the great metropolises in Europe and the USA. The task then was to find answers to the challenges of an ever faster growing city of the industrial age. Today, 100 years later, Berlin presents itself again with an international view. Now as a model metropolis in the post-industrial society in the context of climate change.
CITY VISIONS 1910|2010 shows Berlin as a centre of competence for urban design yesterday (1910) and today (2010). The exhibition will not only show a choice of the great plans from 1910 but present, recent and future projects of urban design for Berlin. As well as in 1910, ideas and visions of other remarkable cities will be depicted: Paris, London and Chicago.