to the artists, designers and craftspeople who think I call their work kitsch... this is NOT the case, it refers to my own work

Feb 4, 2010

Raketenstation Hombroich

Visiting the Hombroich Cultural Environment near Neuss-Germany takes a few hours.  Next to the Museum Island is The Langen Foundation situated on a former NATO missile base.

Japanese architect Tadao Ando designed a unique art and exhibition centre commisioned by art collector Marianne Langen.  A large part of the building lies under the ground with clever ways to let light flow through the structure.

Next to the centre, the old military buildings make place for modern architecture, although some old structures remain.

Subterranean military structures are converted into artists' galleries and studios.

A building in progress designed for music by Raimund Abraham.  Would like to visit it once it is finished.

architect - Erwin Heerich

A smaller building by Katsuhito Nishikawa, an outdoor theatre with excellent acoustics.

There are more interesting buildings, but it was so dark and grey and cold that the pictures make them look very gloomy.  I'm sure the place looks much more inviting when the weather is nice.

all posts on Island Hombroich Foundation HERE

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