Dominique Perrault Architecture


11 | 12 | 2017

Exhibition The Groundscape Experience

From January 26th to 8th March, 2018 l AEDES Gallery

The Aedes Gallery in Berlin invites Dominique Perrault and the Sublab to present their research work on the Groundscape. This event, both academic and scientific, exposes the potential of the underground to create new urban networks that protect the architectural heritage of the surface without any additional density.

As part of the Groundscape Stories, a concept launched by Dominique Perrault, the exhibition presents two visions of parallel studies on the underground architecture and its potential. On the one hand, the academic research conducted by Prof. Dominique Perrault into the SUBLAB (Laboratory of Underground Architecture) at the EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland). On the other hand, the professional research corpus developed by the DPAx research platform. 

With this exhibition, Dominique Perrault underlines his ambition for a better use of the underground of our cities. Nowadays, this underground shelters a particular form of architecture, a  technical and logistics realm which is buried to avoid seeing it. The SUBLAB aims to correct this low exploitation and the rather unfl attering terminology associated with it. As environmental challenges and urban problematic issues are forcing architects to extend their research area, the idea is to find new ways to occupy the territory - into the depths.

The exhibition traces the concept of the Groundscape and presents the planning perspectives of tomorrow based on research works, models, fictions etc.