3XN architects, Copenhagen

MIND YOUR BEHAVIOUR - How Architecture Shapes Behaviour

Ausstellungszeitraum: Juni 18 - Juli 29, 2010

18. Juni 2010


Aedes Cooperation Partners


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  • SE Carsten Søndergaard, Dänische Botschaft Berlin

  • Kim Herforth Nielsen, 3XN

  • Henning Thomsen, Gehl Consultants

3XN architects, Copenhagen

“Architecture can get people talking together. Architecture can calm children in the classroom. Architecture can make passive people more active. Architecture can change or strengthen corporate culture. Architecture can encourage people to find new paths, discover new aspects of their city – and of themselves.”

Architecture shapes behaviour. That is why 3XN aims to create spaces that make us bigger inside. 3XN, a creative architecture office from Copenhagen with about 80 employees, believes that buildings – like people – are more than the sum of their parts. And that it is possible to achieve a synthesis of design, function and context. 3XN applies holistic principles and is constantly exploring the potential for building better, smarter and more beautifully.

The exhibition Mind Your Behaviour highlights the architectural practitioners 3XN and their work to show how architectural design can encourage people to communicate better, arrive at new realisations and come up with new ideas. Mind Your Behaviour is an invitation to approach the world thoughtfully with an inquiring mind. To reflect on how your behaviour is influenced by the space around you.

The Exhibition:

3XN develops all new architectural designs with behaviour as the central theme. The exhibition focuses on the concept of behaviour as expressed in the seven themes; Social Behaviour, Cultural Behaviour, Responsible Behaviour, Public Behaviour, Human Behaviour, Learning Behaviour, and Building Behaviour. Spatially as well as theoretically the exhibition shows how these aspects of behaviour are expressed in 3XNs design.

Mind Your Behaviour highlights 3XNs practice and examines how behaviour impinge all phases of the studio’s working processes. The exhibition will provide the visitors an exclusive insight into the development of 3XNs projects and how the studio communicates spatial qualities through ambience, attention to detail, choice of materials, and light.
The geometry of selected 3XN projects form the basis of the exhibition design, which allows for the visitors to create their own individual experience of the exhibition through their choice of route, mood, detail, material, and perspective. Boards, models and installations will present the following projects among others: Museum of Liverpool, Saxo Bank, Horten, Ørestad College, The Blue Planet, Lighthouse, Middelfart Savings Bank, Bella Hotel, Frederiksberg Courthouse, and Kubus.

The Office:

Since the foundation of 3XN in 1986, the architectural practice has made a name for itself on the Danish and the global architectural scene winning a number of prestigious competitions. Nielsen, Nielsen and Nielsen – now 3XN – is known and acknowledged for spectacular designs, pioneering architectural theory, precise detailing, and highly professional workmanship. In recent years 3XN has also created an image for itself within innovative, sustainable architecture by establishing of its internal Research & Development department GXN, which focuses on the development, testing and implementation of intelligent materials and new, green technology.

3XNs work is based on the Scandinavian tradition of functionality and aesthetics. The practice creates architectural projects for human beings through complex working processes, which carefully adapt each project to the requirements, and needs of its surroundings and users. The architects strive to maintain their openminded approach to each task – looking upon each project as a research effort based on the experience from previous projects.

3XN seeks to create synergy between architecture and people by creating spaces where people can engage in communal activities and develop as they interact.
In their new publication – also by the title Mind Your Behaviour – 3XN elaborates on this philosophy and the seven themes of the exhibition. The publication includes contributions from experts and writers such as  Henrik Oxvig / Art Historian (Building Behaviour), Marianne Krogh Jepsen / Ph.D. in Architecture History (Human Behaviour), Ralf Richardt Strøbech / Creative Leader at Hotel Pro Forma (Cultural Behaviour), Professor Lars Qvortrup (Social Behaviour), Ida Marie Klawonn /  Teacher at Ørestad College (Learning Behaviour), Martine Seedorff / Student at Ørestad College (Learning Behaviour), Blaine Brownell / Founder of Transstudio (Responsible Behaviour) and a conversation about Public Behaviour between Kim Herforth Nielsen and Jan Gehl / Founder of Gehl Architects.

Speakers at the opening will be:
Kristin Feireiss, Aedes Berlin, Ambassador Carsten Søndergaard, Danish Embassy Berlin, and Principal Kim Herforth Nielsen, 3XN

Visual materials related to the exhibition are available from Ulla Giesler at ug@aedes-arc.de.


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