Supervisor: prof. Matteo Umberto Poli
Co-supervisor: prof. Alessandro De Magistris
MSc in Architecture – Built Environment – Interiors
Politecnico di Milano, School of Architecture Urban Planning Construction Engineering
Halle is a project for german film director Hans Jürgen Syberberg in Demmin, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Halle is an archive, a cinema, a choir and a cafe. After 1945, standardized design replaced traditional german architecture. A common methodology in architectural language lead to Praxisentzug (suspension of practice, from Hannah Arendt). Describing the project’s context, the city of Demmin, historical events are associated with a motif of defense and security of the body of architecture. Through Hans-Jürgen Syberberg’s work, and his use of digital technologies, technical instruments for design, such as crowd simulation model, become architectural language.