Duration: 16 April - 26 June 2005
Artist: Gion Caminada
Curator: Bettina Schlorhaufer
Foto: Lucia Degonda, Zürich and Sumvitg/Gr
Curated by Bettina Schlorhaufer, Innsbruck
Cataloge: Quart Verlag Lucerne, Swizzerland, ISBN 3-907631-69-2
The annual architectural exhibition 2005 is dedicated to the architect Gion Caminada from the Grisons, whose works are closely related to Kunst Meran’s umbrella program .scapes. Gion Caminada is one of the main representatives of contemporary Swiss architecture, and he is held in high esteem around the world. For roughly ten years, he has been dealing with his Swiss home town Vrin in Val Lumnezia where he not only works as an architect and town planner, but has also been politically active.
Personale gives an overview of the complete works of Gion Caminada and grants insight into his main concepts of town planning and environmental protection. Based on his buildings and projects, the exhibition shows how Gion Caminada approaches and prepares planning processes by doing basic socio-economic research and thus solving architectural problems analytically at first.
By numerous thoroughly illustrated building projects, the exhibition also provides documentation on the wide variety of design options that have developed for solid wood constructions through Gion Caminada and the – often underestimated – broad range of looks concrete and site concrete can take on. Apart from drawings and models, the photographs, all taken by Lucia Degonda, add to the cohesive presentation of the implemented building projects.