colours. forms. light.(4)

WORKSHOP for children aged 6 and over

Sat 20.07.2002, 15:00-00:00

based on the exhibition: Idea and Phenomena. Steven Holl
at the Architekturzentrum Wien

The exhibition “Idea and Phenomena. Steven Holl” approaches the oeuvre of this New York based architect from different angles: watercolors and architectural models visualize Holl’s complex conceptional designing process, the presentation of realized architectural projects moves phenomena of the interplay of space, light and material into focus.

The Stone And The Feather or Bottles Of Light has been chosen by Steven Holl as the subtitle to his building to entice us into the realm of colour, form and light.

Natural phenomena concerning light are described on the basis of Holl’s water-colours and models, which also provide a brief introduction into general colour theory as well as the perception and analysis of forms and materials as a unified sensual experience.

The tour of the exhibition has been playfully conceived and is designed to encourage active dialogue. Once again, it is rounded-off with a practical part in which the children can discover their own creative potential in the setting offered by the exhibition.

Natural phenomena like light and colour are described and analysed as the source of inspiration for Stephen Holl’s architecture. The architecture is perceived as a unified sensual experience, a complex manifestation consisting of individual elements such as materials, space and colour. Taking the space step for step, the individual pieces of information fit together to form a whole – training detailed perception.

On the following Saturdays, 3pm:
20th April 2002
25th May 2002
22nd June 2002
20th July 2002

At the
Architekturzentrum Wien
Museumsplatz 1
A-1070 Vienna

Reservation and Information:
Architekturzentrum Wien
Alexandra Viehhauser
Tel.: 01-522 31 15 – 27

Euro 3,50
20 % Reduction for Az W smallpartners

Special offers for guided tours available to schoolchildren and other groups of all ages on request.