Symposium: Teachings of Tessenow

08 June 2018 10:00 till 17:00 - Location: Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Berlage rooms - By: Communication BK | Add to my calendar

The symposium ‘The teachings of Tessenow’ focusses on the contemporary influence of the architect Heinrich Tessenow (1876-1950). The programme is attached to the exhibition ‘Tessenow: Learning from models’.

Since the beginning of the 20st century, the buildings, drawings, and writings of Tessenow have had a substantial influence, not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. Today, Tessenow remains an important source, not only for architectural historians, but also for practicing architects, designers and educators. In most of his works, one senses a modernism that is both well aware of, and indebted to, a tradition of anonymous architecture.

Historians, architects, designers, and educators will share and discuss their acquaintances and experiences with Tessenow’s works at the international symposium ‘The teachings of Tessenow’ architectural. The invited speakers come from various places and backgrounds and their stories, in all their variety, reveal an ongoing engagement with the works of an architect that created his most important works a hundred years ago.

The programme is attached to the exhibition ‘Tessenow: Learning from models’. Register for free here.


10.00 – 10.15
Opening by Jurjen Zeinstra
10.15 – 10.45Hartmut Frank: ‘More than twenty years apart: two inaugural lectures by Fritz Schumacher and Heinrich Tessenow’
10.45 – 11.15Dirk Somers: ‘Form and Figure’
11.15 – 11.45   

Josef Bischofs: ‘Der innere Raum als Substanz: the complexity

of thinking the architectural space’

11.45 – 12.00Discussion
12.00 – 12.45Lunch
12.45 – 13.30Marie José van Hee: ‘More home, more garden’
13.30 – 14.00Jurjen Zeinstra: ‘Tessenow’s interior perspectives’
14.00 – 14.30Ingeborg Meulendijks: ‘The secret house: on absence and presence’
14.30 – 15.00Herman van Bergeijk: ‘Hellerau, Holland and Cor van Eesteren’
15.00 – 15.30Martin Boesch: ‘Tessenow, reconstructions’
15.30 – 16.00Discussion
16.00 – 16.30Tour through the exhibition at BK Expo
16.30Drinks in BK Expo
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