Ever since Sauerbruch Hutton designed and realised the Museum Quarter in Venice-Mestre, they have had a special relationship with this Venetian city. Now the office has been invited to present a comprehensive exhibition in the rooms of Museum M9: draw love build shows a selection of Sauerbruch Hutton's work from the last thirty years.

Through a broad architectural panorama, the exhibition documents the main themes that interweave through the office’s different projects: dealing with the post-industrial city in its more marginal territories, concern for integrated concepts for improved sustainability of the built environment, and the joy of sensual and surprising spaces that enrich the everyday lives of their users.

Models simulate Sauerbruch Hutton’s buildings and spaces at a reduced scale, whilst drawings and images communicate their underlying concepts. Texts, floor plans, sections, photos and films are presented in a digital format. Audio commentaries by Luca Molinari, the M9 Artistic Director, and Livio Karrer, Curator, complement the array on offer. In addition, of course, the M9 museum itself presents visitors with the 1:1 scale lived experience of the very architecture it displays, highly unusual for an exhibit of its kind.

Visitors are invited to let themselves be driven by their sensual curiosity or rational interest and to immerse themselves in the world of Sauerbruch Hutton.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue in Italian and the reading book the turn of the century in English, published by Lars Müller Publishers on the occasion of the exhibition by Louisa Hutton and Matthias Sauerbruch.

iPhone users can download the app from the app store. Alternatively, you can scan the QR code below with your camera.

draw love build l’architettura di sauerbruch hutton
M9 - Museo del '900
via Giovanni Pascoli 11, Venezia Mestre

Jan Bitter
Jan Bitter
Jan Bitter