Paraply School 2023 — 100 Years, The Everyday
Artist and architect Allan Wexler, architects MacIver-Ek Chevroulet (Anna MacIver-Ek and Axel Chevroulet) and architecture studio PARABASE (Pablo Garrido and Carla Ferrando) led the first edition of Paraply, bringing together their collective experience in architecture, design, teaching and reuse. A lecture series was curated to introduce a range of perspectives on “The Everyday” with talks by Anne Romme, associate professor and the head of program of FINDER STED at the Royal Danish Academy of Architecture, Anton Ryslinge CEO and Christoffer Breitenbauch Chairperson from Arkitekten Uden Grænser (Architects Without Borders – Denmark), architect Søren Pihlmann, and Nicolay Boyadjiev, director of Practice Lab art Re:arc Institute.
The workshop marked the end of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art in its ‘hangar’. The Seaplane Hangar H53 building was originally designed in 1921 by architect Christian Olrich. It was one of the first pre-stressed concrete structures of its size in Denmark, used for the construction of large navy seaplanes. In 2001, architect Dorte Mandrup transformed the building into an unconventional open office space with an intervention white steel structures and curtains framing work spaces. In 2011, Dorte Mandrup adapted it again to become an educational space, accommodating functions as a workshop for 300 students from the Architecture Department, used as such until August 2023.
Paraply programming happened its empty skeleton among furniture being carried out, materials and entire pavilions abandoned. The immediate context of the workshop echoes the theme of regeneration: A moment of renewal at the end of the building’s current life. The large interior and open floors allow participants to spread out their ideas into direct spatial experiments.
Read more about Paraply 2023 in the Magasin for Bygningskunst og Kultur article by Jakob Ravn Abildgaard and Valentin Abend, Sweep the Floor.
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