Exhibition / Shrinking Cities / German Architecture Museum DAM / Frankfurt

The DAM (Deutsches Architekturmuseum) in Frankfurt is presenting the exhibition Shrinking Cities: Nine Urban Ideas. Besides more than 20 other projects by contemporay architects it feature SMAQ’s project Schkreutz. City Map. 1st Edition.

Shrinking Cities: Nine Urban Ideas

In the 1990s, more than a quarter of the world’s big cities shrank, and their number continues to grow. But how can shrinking be shaped?

The initiative project “Shrinking Cities” of the German Federal Cultural Foundation presents for the first time nine urban ideas for shrinking cities at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum DAM: what should the (shrinking) cities of the future look like? Do we want cities compact or perforated, dynamic or regionally organized?

Besides SMAQ’s project Schkreutz. City Map. 1st Edition more than 20 works will be shown – first, from contemporary architects like Will Alsop, Hidetosho Ohno, Norman Foster, Raumlabor, and collaborators with projects for Germany, Britain, the USA, und Japan. Second, important concepts on shrinking cities from the 20th-century urban planning debate from Cedric Price, Oswald Matthias Ungers, Ginzburg/Barshch, and Superstudio will be presented.

Schkreutz. City Map. 1st Edition

“Schkreutz. City Map. 1st Edition” is mapping out the new city that has developed around the highway intersection Schkeuditzer Kreuz between the cities Halle and Leipzig. This new peripheral city, called Schkreutz, is locally independent and follows the mechanisms of globalized economic systems.


Deutsches Architekturmuseum DAM
Schaumainkai 43, 60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Opening: Friday, December 7, 2007, 19:00
December 8, 2007 to February 17, 2008
Tuesdays to Sundays 11:00-18:00


Schkreutz City Map


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