The catalogue Wehrhahn Line is published by Kerberverlag to accompany the opening of the Wehrhahn-Linie Düsseldorf in February 2016 as well as the exhibition: “Continuum and Cut – The Düsseldorf Wehrhahn Line – A Synthesis of the Arts”, April 30 – June 9, 2016 in Aedes Architecture Forum, Berlin.
The Wehrhahn Line is a subway line in the very heart of Düsseldorf that was developed on the basis of intense cooperation between architects, artists, engineers and the municipal authorities from the very outset. It is widely recognized as constituting a new model for collaborative construction. What was implemented was a holistic concept by netzwerkarchitekten and Heuke Klussman: A subway tunnel as an “underground spatial continuum” that writhes like a giant snake through the earth, widening at the stations. The entrances to the six new stations are unique and spectacularly designed cuts in this Continuum – picturesque, sculptural, interactive, acoustic, interstellar and geometric interventions that are inseparable from the shell geometries of the construction.
“Düsseldorf has pulled off a unique spatial experiment: Art and architecture set the tone for urban and suburban mobility,” wrote Süddeutsche Zeitung
"What makes the design of the Wehrhahn Line new, daring, and possibly pioneering is the holistic apporated out from the outset", commented Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
“The new metro represents a rare moment when people whenever usually interact – city bureaucrats, engineers, architects and artists – create something bigger than themselves,” stated The Guardian
And The New York Times headlined: “Art and Magic in a German Subway.”
An interdisciplinary project by architects, engeneers, artists, and the city of Düsseldorf:
netzwerkarchitekten, Heike Klussmann, Ralf Brög, Ursula Damm, Manuel Franke, Enne Haehnle, Thomas Stricker
Gerrit Gohlke, Gregor Jansen, Gerhard Matzig, Regine Müller, netzwerkarchitekten, Sabine Maria Schmidt, Anja Schürmann, Ludwig Seyfarth, Andrea Sick, Heidi Stecker, Oliver Tepel, Rob Wilson
Mario Lombardo und Enver Hadzijaj
About the Book
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- Die Publikation erscheint am 01.05. 2016 im Kerberverlag // Book Launch am 29.04.2016 im AEDES Architekturforum Berlin
- Landeshauptstadt Duesseldorf
- ISBN 978-3-7356-0249