On 17 June 2019, the first book of the three-part project documentation for the Big Beautiful Buildings campaign will be published: "Architecture of the 1950s to 1970s in the Ruhr Area. When the future was built" at the publishing house Kettler, Dortmund.
The architecture guide aims to help experts and interested laymen rediscover a forgotten architectural epoch in the Ruhr region. 54 objects in 17 cities are presented in short texts and large-scale photographs. Supplementary references to other buildings invite visitors to take a detour through the region. In order to present a multi-layered and balanced picture of the building epoch depicted, but without claiming to be complete, the selected projects include some well-known, but above all many unknown and surprising buildings. The object descriptions are supplemented by short texts in both German and English, which explain the historical and architectural context.
This first part of the project documentation was awarded the renowned DAM Architectural Book Award 2019. The Frankfurt Book Fair and the German Architecture Museum (DAM) are presenting the jointly initiated international DAM Architectural Book Award for the eleventh time.
The award ceremony will take place on 16 October 2019 at 19:30 in the library of the DAM, Hedderichstraße 108 - 110 in Frankfurt. All prize winners will be presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair from 16 to 20 October 2019 (Hall 4.1, Stand K 109).
The European cultural heritage year 2018 has come to an end, but the "Big Beautiful Buildings" remain an integral part of our built environment - not as historical artefacts or architectural curiosities, but as buildings that have their place in the contemporary city.
The other parts of the project documentation will also be published by Kettler Verlag, Dortmund, in summer 2019.
Further information can be found at: www.verlag-kettler.de