3XN exhibition opens at berlin's aedes architecture forum 3XN exhibition opens at berlin's aedes architecture forum
may 06, 2016

3XN exhibition opens at berlin's aedes architecture forum

a new exhibition at berlin’s aedes architecture forum has opened, celebrating the 30th anniversary of danish firm 3XN. titled ‘behind the scenes: simplicity & complexity of architecture’, the presentation takes an in-depth look at the process of creating buildings, and the creative collaborations established along the way. 3XN uses models, drawings, and photos to explore a range of themes, including: the evolution of building forms, façades, shaping space, physical connection, architectural collaboration and innovative materials.

the exhibition is hosted at berlin’s aedes architecture forum
all images courtesy of 3XN



we are celebrating 3XN’s 30th anniversary to demonstrate that kim herforth nielsen and his team are creating much more than buildings,’ says kristin feireiss, founder of aedes. ‘their architecture gives cities and their inhabitants an essential added value in function as well as in living quality. so it is not a coincidence that they chose the title ‘behind the scenes’ for the new exhibition. besides the fact that, like in a movie, the making of a project needs a lot of participants, partners and experts to bring it into being, all is made to have a happy ending for the partners in the building process, for the cities and places, as well as for the users of the architecture, spaces an facilities.’

the presentation takes an in-depth look at the process of creating buildings




on display are recent projects like the quay quarter tower in sydney and international olympic committee headquarters in lausanne, as well as a selection of other significant schemes that represent the firm’s approach. ‘behind the scenes’ is on view until june 9, 2016 at the aedes architecture forum, before traveling to the danish cities of copenhagen and aarhus. kristin feireiss and helga retzer founded aedes in 1980 as the first private architecture gallery in europe. previous exhibitions presented at the venue include displays highlighting the work of dutch practice mecanoo, and marte marte architects.

the display uses models, drawings, and photos to explore a range of themes

material samples form part of the presentation

on display are recent projects, including the international olympic committee headquarters

a wide range of different themes are explored

‘behind the scenes’ is on view until june 9, 2016 at the aedes architecture forum


    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.


    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    architecture news