BIGNESS, OR THE PROBLEM OF KOOLHAAS
Exhibition at the KIT Faculty of Architecture, 01.2020
The discovery of OMA’s original 1:100 competition model for the ZKM, forgotten for 30 years in a Karlsruhe warehouse, prompted this master research seminar and exhibition. As we restored the OMA model, we cross-analyzed OMA projects and texts concurrent with the development of the ZKM concept. Along with the restored model (pictured left), which is now in the ZKM permanent collection, we presented the research as a palimpsest: reworked OMA drawings, OMA texts imagined as architectural models, and short commentaries on why the proposed design was never realized. Exhibition images by Tobias Wootton.