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Ad free art on the underground: Düsseldors pure new metro line, The Guardian (GB), 19.02.2016



Publication Details
Authors:
Dunmall, G.
Publisher:
The Guardian
Place:
London
Publication year:
2016
Pages range:
TBD
Book title:
Ad free art on the underground: Düsseldors pure new metro line, The Guardian (GB), 19.02.2016

Abstract


“It was an unusual project,” says Berlin-based artist Heike Klussmann, a lead designer of the new U-Bahn line, which opens on Saturday in the German city of Düsseldorf. Fifteen years in the making, the Wehrhahn metro line consists of six new stations running east to west beneath the city centre, collaboratively designed by architects, artists and engineers. “Normally the construction part happens first and then the artists are commissioned. Here the architects, artists and engineers worked together from the beginning,” she says.



It started back in 2001 when a joint proposal by Klussmann and Darmstadt-based netzwerkarchitekten won an EU-wide, two-stage competition to design the stations. They commissioned five artists to develop concepts and, €843m (£657m) and two miles of tunnel boring and excavation later, the results are surprising, outstanding and ambitious.




Keywords
architectur, art and architecture, cooperative planning, Duesseldorf, Düsseldorf, Heike Klussmann, interdisciplinary planning, interdisziplinäre Planung, kooperative Planung, Kunst und Architektur, Metro, netzwerkarchitekten, neue Materialentwicklung, new material development, Städtebau, Subway, U-Bahn, urban planning, Wehrhahn-Linie

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