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Hendrik Brinkmann

https://www.world-architects.com/hendrik-brinkmann-berlin

Hermannstraße 70, Berlin, Germany
Hendrik Brinkmann (*1989) studied at the MSA and the UdK Berlin. In parallel he worked as a tutor for „design and urban renewal“ by Prof. Vassal and for „interdisciplinary design“ by Prof. Mer. During the course of his career Hendrik achieved several grants and awards, including the YTAA 2018, DETAIL scholarship 2016. A first practical experience he gained in the office of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, as well as Modulorbeat. Since October 2017 he works as a teaching assistant at the TU Berlin.

Neue Bauakademie Berlin


a club for the former & future architecture

Neue Bauakademie Berlin


a club for the former & future architecture
A contribution to the ongoing debate on reconstruction by a nascent architect
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Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Working on reconstruction is accompanied by a set of questions that expand typical design problems: All future design decisions negotiate their justification with a building long gone but very prominent in mind.
The term reconstruction implies the dialectic of two aspirations: the repetition of ‘something past’ and the creation of ‘something new’. A design-work under the subject of reconstruction always requires both. Neither a complete simulacrum of an ancestor nor an alienating new can be considered as a valid contribution. Reconstruction is the task to build a critical link between the previous and the nascent, between memory and vision and the resulting architecture can be read as a manifestation of a specific stance on the subject of reconstruction. 
A reconstructing architectural design is a balancing act between providing sameness and introducing new expressions. By identifying the sameness we simultaneously recognize the difference and vice versa.



Superimposition of historical layers of Berlin Mitte — morphological studies showing the constantly transforming city of Berlin in an overlay of five significant stages

The Bauakademie site over the years — copperplate print by Karl Friedrich Schinkel, modified Bauakademie used as Institute for International Sciences, foreign ministry of the GDR, mock-up showing a flat image of the building

First floor of Schinkel´s Bauakademie, picture of Bauakademie ruin, first sketch of a new Bauakademie

Opposition of sections — old and new Bauakademie

Neue Bauakademie Berlin


a club for the former & future architecture

Neue Bauakademie Berlin


a club for the former & future architecture
A contribution to the ongoing debate on reconstruction by a nascent architect
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

Working on reconstruction is accompanied by a set of questions that expand typical design problems: All future design decisions negotiate their justification with a building long gone but very prominent in mind.
The term reconstruction implies the dialectic of two aspirations: the repetition of ‘something past’ and the creation of ‘something new’. A design-work under the subject of reconstruction always requires both. Neither a complete simulacrum of an ancestor nor an alienating new can be considered as a valid contribution. Reconstruction is the task to build a critical link between the previous and the nascent, between memory and vision and the resulting architecture can be read as a manifestation of a specific stance on the subject of reconstruction. 
A reconstructing architectural design is a balancing act between providing sameness and introducing new expressions. By identifying the sameness we simultaneously recognize the difference and vice versa.



Superimposition of historical layers of Berlin Mitte — morphological studies showing the constantly transforming city of Berlin in an overlay of five significant stages

The Bauakademie site over the years — copperplate print by Karl Friedrich Schinkel, modified Bauakademie used as Institute for International Sciences, foreign ministry of the GDR, mock-up showing a flat image of the building

First floor of Schinkel´s Bauakademie, picture of Bauakademie ruin, first sketch of a new Bauakademie

Opposition of sections — old and new Bauakademie


Idea by

Hendrik Brinkmann
Hermannstraße 70
Berlin
Germany
Hendrik Brinkmann (*1989) studied at the MSA and the UdK Berlin. In parallel he worked as a tutor for „design and urban renewal“ by Prof. Vassal and for „interdisciplinary design“ by Prof. Mer. During the course of his career Hendrik achieved several grants and awards, including the YTAA 2018, DETAIL scholarship 2016. A first practical experience he gained in the office of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, as well as Modulorbeat. Since October 2017 he works as a teaching assistant at the TU Berlin.