BUS:STOP Krumbach Exhibition / BUS:STOP Days of Oris



The opening of the exhibition BUS:STOP Krumbach will be held at Oris house of Architecture on May 22th 2015, at 8 p.m.

The BUS:STOP project was completed in 2012, when a group  of people from the town of Krumbach in the Austrian region Bregenzerwald decided to replace the existing bus shelters by engaging seven world-known architects. Alexander Brodsky, Rintala Eggertsson Architects, Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu, Ensamble Studio, Smiljan Radic, Amateur Architecture Studio/Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu and Sou Fujimoto cooperated with local architects and craftsmen and designed one bus shelter respectively, in exchange for a week's vacation in Bregenzerwald.

The travelling exhibition, collaboration of  association kultur krumbach and vai (Vorarlberger Architektur Institut), which documents the process can be seen in the Oris House of Architecture from 22 May 2015 to 4 June 2015 and the lectures of some of the architects who participated in the project can be heard at the BUS:STOP Days of Oris.

BUS:STOP Days of Oris will be held on Saturday, 23 May 2015, at Cinestar Multiplex, Branimir Centar, Zagreb. The lecturers will be Dietmar Steiner, Sami Rintala, Alexander Brodsky and Juhani Pallasmaa, with special guest Damir Fabijanić.

Dietmar Steiner was born in 1951. Studied architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Until 1989 he held a teaching post in architecture history and theory at the Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna. Director of the Archi­tekturzentrum Wien since 1993. Curated the Austrian contribution to the Architecture Biennial in Venice in his capacity as Commissioner in 2002. Member of the advisory committee for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, as well as being president of icam – Inter­na­tio­nal Confederation of Architectural Museums – the umbrella organisation for architecture museums world­wide. In addition, he works as an architecture consultant on a number of juries and for a number of appraisals. His long editorial experience with the Italian journal Domus and many published articles on the topics of architecture and urban development are also among his activities.

Rintala Eggertsson was established in 2007 by Finnish architect Sami Rintala (born in 1969, graduated in Architecture in Helsinki in 1999) and Icelandic architect Dagur Eggertsson (born in 1965, graduated from Oslo School of Architecture in 1992). Vibeke Jenssen (born in 1964, graduated from the Oslo School of Architecture in 1993) joined the office in 2009, partner since 2012. The office bases its activities on teaching, furniture design, public art projects, architecture and planning. Important features in Rintala Eggertsson’s practice are their hands-on workshops with students and clients, where buildings are designed and constructed in full scale on site. They are currently working on projects in Norway, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Portugal, Canada, India, Chile and China. 

Alexander Brodsky was born in Moscow in 1955. Graduated from the Mos­cow Architectural Institute in 1978. Lives and works in Moscow. Selected personal exhibitions: Alexander Brodsky and Ilya Utkin, University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, 1989; Brodsky and Utkin: Etchings, The Lab, San Francisco, 1991; Brodsky and Utkin, Portland Art Museum, Portland, 1993; Utopian Canalization, Regina Gallery, Moscow, 1995; Canal Street Subway Project, New York, 1996; Coma, M&J Guelman Gallery, Moscow, 2000; L’Ulti­ma Stanza, Galleria Milano, Milan, 2002; Office of the Future, Red October, Moscow, 2005; Localita Abitata Installation at The Russian Pavilion of the 2006 Venice Architectural Biennale; Alexander Brodsky, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, 2008. Selected group exhibitions: Milano Europa 2000, Palazzo Della Triennale, Milan, 2001; 25th Biennial de São Paulo’, São Paulo, 2002; ‘Russia!, Guggenheim Bilbao, 2006.
Juhani Pallasmaa was  born in 1936. Architect safa, Hon. faia, Int friba and professor. Runs his architectural office in Helsinki. Has been active in urban planning, architecture, exhibition, product and graphic design since the early 1960s. Has held many positions, e.g. professor and dean, Helsinki University of Technology, 1991–97; director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, 1978–83; rector of the Institute of Design, Helsinki, 1970–71. Has held several visiting professorships in the usa and lectured widely in Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia, e.g. Raymond E. Mauritz Visiting Professor, Washington University in St. Louis, 1999–2004; Thomas Jefferson Visiting Professor, University of Virginia, 2002; Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor, Yale University, 1993; Associate Professor, Haile Selassie I University, Addis Ababa, 1972–74. Has published 25 books and over 300 essays in 30 languages, e.g. The Thinking Hand, 2009; Encounters: Architectural Essays, 2005; The Architecture of Image: Existential Space in Cinema, 2001 and 2007; The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses, 1995 and 2005.

Entry to the exhibition is free. The fee for the BUS:STOP Days of Oris is 75 HRK, for students 35 HRK.
The lectures will be awarded with 6 (six) points within the vocational qualification programme of the Croatian Chamber of Architects.


Contact person: Maja Demšar Branković
e-mail: maja@oris.hr
phone: +385 1 37 78 177
fax: +385 1 37 56 243
address: Kralja Držislava 3, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia

BUS:STOP Krumbach Exhibition

curator of the project: Dietmar Steiner, director of AZ W
curator of the exhibition: Verena Konrad, director of vai
authors of the bus stops: Alexander Brodsky, Rintala Eggertsson Architects, Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu, Ensamble Studio / Antón García-Abril / Débora Mesa, Smiljan Radic, Amateur Architecture Studio/Wang Shu and Lu Wenyu i Sou Fujimoto