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BÖHM 100

The Concrete Cathedral of Neviges
Jan 18, 2020 – September 27, 2020


EXHIBITION OPENING: Fri, January 17, 2019, 7 p.m., DAM Auditorium

Gottfried Böhm's 100th birthday is on 23.1.2020. We would like to celebrate this with a concentrated exhibition dedicated to the pilgrimage church in Neviges, one of his most famous buildings. Between 1963 and 1968 a concrete cathedral was built, which was commissioned by the Franciscan monks as the second largest church in the archdiocese of Cologne. At present, the folded roof is being renovated with a progressive textile-concrete layer. In 2005 and 2006, important exhibitions on the work of Gottfried Böhm and his father Dominikus Böhm took place in the German Architecture Museum. Now, new-fangled archive finds from the time when the pilgrimage church was built are being presented and connected with a view to the future. In addition, an extensive programme of lectures will bring together the three sons of Böhm, who were activated as architects, will provide insights into the technology of concrete restoration and will also bring the video "Die Böhms - Gliederung einer Familie" (The Böhm's - A Family Structure) to the modern age in Frankfurt.

Source: (Website DAM)

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