The architect Matthias Sauerbruch lectures on the use and misuse of the concept of “urbanity” in the German architecture scene over the past 20 years.
The architecture office sauerbruch hutton was founded in 1989 by Louisa Hutton and Matthias Sauerbruch. The office’s constructions and projects share a unified planning approach, which combines functionality, high architectural standards and ecological sustainability. Among already-realized projects are office and commercial buildings, laboratories and production facilities, schools and residential buildings, renovations and landmark preservation as well as urban-planning designs. Sauerbruch hutton has been awarded with numerous national and international prizes, among them the AIA award and the German architectural prize. Matthias Sauerbruch is a member of the Akademie curatorial board and has been a professor in the architecture department of the State Academy of Visual Arts Stuttgart since 2001.