About our guest:
Jan Kampshoff (*1975) studied architecture at the msa | Münster School of Architecture and, while still a student, founded the studio Modulorbeat, which he runs together with Marc Günnewig in Münster. Modulorbeat is known for projects at the interface between architecture, art and urbanism. Their work was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award and has been awarded the Bauwelt Preis and the German Architecture Prize, among others. Jan taught at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal, the University of Auckland and at the msa | Münster School of Architecture. From 2009 to 2015 he was a research assistant for architectural design at the University of Kassel. Jan has been a visiting professor for design and construction (DE/CO) at the TU Berlin since October 2017.
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About the topic:
The exhibition West Arch – a New Generation in Architecture showed 25 architecture studios from Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany which all respond to demands and problems in an experimental and unconventional way. The exhibition presented both spaces that have actually been realised as well as spaces in planning or considered possible. Characteristic interests, strategies and solutions were shown and emphasise aspects of production, materials, research and education, new media and technologies, sponsorship, support and competition, inspiring examples and networks.
The research was then consolidated into a publication of the same name which was released to showcase the projects exhibited.