In the Ruhr area, but also in many other European cities and regions the 1950s to 1970s were an exceptionally innovative time for economy, culture, technology, and society. All over Europs new schools, universities, town halls, churches, department stores, and housing estates were built. These structures were built for a better future. Now they are the heritage of the past. It is now time to embrace this heritage!
Am 17. Juni 2019 erscheint das erste Buch der dreiteiligen Projektdokumentation zur Big Beautiful Buildings Kampagne: „Architektur der 1950er bis 1970er Jahre im Ruhrgebeit. Als die Zukunft gebaut wurde.“ im Verlag Kettler, Dortmund.
Nachkriegsarchitektur bewerten, erhalten, sanieren und nutzen – Beiträge zu Bautechnik, Architekturgeschichte und Denkmalpflege
Built in 1975, the town hall of Aalen has been the subject of much discussion and controversy ever since. Sometimes reviled as a building sin, the advantages and austere beauty of the Brutalism architecture of the 1970s are now being rediscovered. How to deal with the "old" building substance becomes an important question for the new municipal council. But the city of Aalen would also like to invite the citizens to express themselves on the subject and to join in the discussion. Therefore it invites to lectures with three well-known architects and subsequent discussion in the "Rathaus aus Beton".
On the occasion of the increasing national chauvinism in many countries in and outside Europe, Christoph Marthaler deals with the loss of democracy in his creation for the Ruhrtriennale 2019. From 21 AUG - 01 SEP, the director transforms the Auditorium Maximum of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum into a world parliament in which the audience from the present and a discernible future look out on a destroyed Europe.
The Grugabad is no ordinary outdoor pool. In addition to sunbathing and high diving, the Big Beautiful Building invites its visitors every summer to a series of exciting events that go far beyond the classic use of the outdoor pool. This season, art bathing will once again take place, inviting visitors to various activities ranging from cosy picnics and art exhibitions to dance evenings, concerts and five-course menus in the special ambience of the listed building.
The Grugabad pools have been filled with fresh water since 4 May 2019 and are ready to start the 56th swimming season with all outdoor pool lovers. But in the Ruhr area's largest open-air swimming pool you can do much more than just sunbathing and high diving. Among other things, every first Sunday of the month during the season the Grugabad-Freunde offer interested people an exciting walk through the architecture and history of the Big Beautiful Building.
On Thursday, 23 May 2019, the new exhibition of the Kunstsammlung der RUB post_minimal conceptual_now will open in the Museum unter Tage. Until 20 October, interested visitors are invited to see how contemporary artists dedicate themselves to the questions of (post-)Minimal and Conceptual Art of the 1960s and 1970s, examine their topicality and try out new readings.