Prof. Heike Klussmann

FB 06 - Architektur, Stadtplanung und Landschaftsplanung - Architektur / Bildende Kunst, Gestaltung und Darstellung

Research Interest
This trans­dis­ci­pli­nary research plat­form BUILDING ART INVENTION pools ex­per­tise from the fields of vi­su­al art, ar­chi­tec­ture, ur­ban plan­n­ing, in­ter­ac­tion de­sign, in­dus­trial de­sign, ex­per­i­men­tal physics and ma­te­rials re­search. It is ded­i­cat­ed to the de­vel­op­ment of in­no­va­tive ma­te­rials sys­tems at the con­ver­gence of art and sci­ence.

Academic background

HEIKE KLUSSMANN is an artist and a professor of art and architecture at the University of Kassel. Prior to that she was a guest professor at Art CenterCollege of Design, Pasadena, USA. Her work has been shown in recent exhibitions at the Detour Hongkong, Scin Gallery London, THINK:Material Toronto, Aedes Berlin, Zeche Zollverein Essen, Akademie der Künste Berlin, KW Institute of Contemporary Art Berlin, China Art Objects Gallery Los Angeles. Her many honors and awards include first prize in an international competition to design Düsseldorf’s new Wehrhahn subway line. It's the most im­por­tant ur­ban de­vel­op­ment pro­ject cur­rent­ly un­der­way in Düs­sel­dorf, Ger­many. 2009 she and Thorsten Klooster have founded the Bau Kunst Erfinden / Building Art Invention, which is devoted to the experimental development of new material concepts in the context of art, architecture, and science. The new material development "BlingCrete - Light reflecting Conctete" re­­ceived the Design Pus Award an one of the cov­­et­ed iF gold awards for high­­­ly in­­no­­va­­tive ma­te­rial de­vel­op­­ment and out­­s­­tand­ing de­sign achieve­­ments. In 2012 the resesrch platform Bau Kunst Erfin­d­en/ Building Art Invention is honoured with the Hes­­sian High­­er Ed­u­­ca­­tion Award for Ex­cel­­lence in Teach­ing´s 1st prize. The prize pre­sen­t­ed by the Hes­­sian Min­istry of Sci­ence and Arts and the Her­tie Foun­­da­­tion is re­­gard­ed as the most im­­por­­tant award for teach­ing in Ger­­many. Further information: and

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Architekturpreis Nordrhein-Westfalen | Wehhahn-Linie

Mies van der Rohe Award | Shortlist

German Architecture Award | Shortlist


Auszeichnung guter Bauten | Wehhahn-Linie | BDA Düsseldorf

Deutscher Architekturpreis | Wehhahn-Linie | Shortlist

Culture Prize of the City of Kassel | RUE – Raum für Urbane Experimente

World Architecture Award | Finalist | Transport Completed Buildings

International competition to design Düsseldorf’s new Wehrhahn subway line | 1. prize | with netzwerkarchitekten Darmstadt | realization 02/16

Iconic Award | Rat für Formgebung

Projects as Principal Investigator
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06/2018 - 05/2020
01/2017 - 12/2024
11/2016 - 10/2018
09/2016 - 09/2018
03/2016 - 12/2017
07/2014 - 06/2016
07/2014 - 07/2016
08/2013 - 08/2017
03/2013 - 03/2013
03/2013 - 12/2013

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