Bergmeisterwolf amongst the guest speakers in the “building, dwelling, thinking” cultural programme | by Elena Romani
Michaela Wolf and Gerd Bergmeister, founders of the Brixen- and Rosenheim-based practice Bergmeisterwolf, will be the guest speakers at a conference to be held on Thursday 29 September at 11.00 a.m. in the Palazzo dei Congressi (BolognaFiere) as part of Cersaie’s “building, dwelling, thinking” cultural programme.
The recipients of numerous awards and nominations, in 2019 Bergmeisterwolf won the Italian Architect Award promoted by the CNAPPC (Italian National Council of Architects, Planners, Landscapers and Conservationists) for an approach to architecture that “responds to the context with attention to materials and bold formal solutions”.
Over the years, the architects have developed their own design approach based on the pursuit of a harmonious and integrated balance between architecture and landscape, drawing from local South Tyrolean traditions and craftsmanship like a true laboratory of ideas and tailor-made spatial solutions. They see an in-depth knowledge of the urban and natural context and a contemporary reinterpretation of local history and traditions as essential first steps when creating new architectures capable of transforming the environment and generating new locations and new landscapes.
A constant two-way dialogue with the client makes every project a journey of development towards synergistic solutions tailored to the needs of both the client and the local area and community. For this reason, models have a twofold purpose. First, they serve to communicate the project to the client; secondly, they are the main tool used by the architects to gain in-depth knowledge of the local area, its forms and its potential for transformation through projects aimed at introducing new contemporary languages into the context and revealing the identity of places.
Alongside their architectural work, the two partners also teach and carry out research at the Technische Hochschule in Rosenheim.
Participants in the conference are entitled to 2 professional educational credits for Italian architects and surveyors. Attendance at the exhibition itself qualifies for a further educational credit, which can be obtained by providing self-certification and uploading a copy of the ticket to the iMateria platform.