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Vaults, grottoes, arches and polychromy lecture at the invitation of Stephan Burkoff, part of the Heinze ArchitekTOUR congress in the halls of the former Berlin Station

Heinze ArchitekTOUR


More than 600 visitors accepted the joint invitation of Heinze GmbH and its 51 partners to the listed station halls of STATION, whose urban, industrial ambiance provided the optimal setting for the two-day congress. Architectural impulses were provided by renowned planners.

  • Antonino Cardillo
  • Thomas Willemeit, Graft
  • Mark Jenewein, Love architecture and urbanism
  • Meinhard von Gerkan, gmp Architekten

Vaults, grottoes, arches and polychromy

Long ago, I read in Martin Heidegger’s Letter on Humanism the following phrase: “In thinking, the Being reaches language. Language is the house of Being. In its home man dwells. Those who think and those who create with words are the guardians of this home.” This phrase was referring to the architectural topics of ‘living’, ‘house’ and ‘language’. According to Heidegger, language thus seemed to be a research into the origin of meaning of words. […]

Antonino Cardillo at the STATION-Berlin Hall 3

Antonino Cardillo, ‘Vaults, grottoes, arches and polychromy’, paper presented to the Heinze ArchitekTOUR Congress, STATION-Berlin, Hall 3, Berlin, 23 Nov. 2017. Photography: Marcus Jacobs