Highrise. Idea and Reality
Mit Fotografien von Georg Aerni, Julia Ambroschütz & Jeannine Herrmann , Iwan baan, Olivo Barbieri, Martin Becka, Sema Bekirovic, Peter Bialobrzeski, Dick Chan kwong-Yuen, Philippe Chancel, Jordi Colomer, Stéphane Couturier, Filip Dujardin, Hans-Georg Esch, Hu Yang, Wes Jones, Annie leibowitz, Armin Linke, map Office, Julian opie, Bas Princen, Reem Al Ghaith, Shi Guorui, Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse, Sze Tsung Leong, Frank van der Salm, Weng Fen, Michael Wesely, Michael Wolf, Rufina W & Stefan Canham, Erwin Wurm, Xing Danwen, Yang Yongliang, Horst & Daniel Zielske, Andi Zimmermann
Contemporary buildings and projects in their cultural and urban-planning contexts. About half of the high-rises around the world were built in the past ten years. This construction boom has turned the high-rise into a formative element of the most important sphere of collective life today: the city. Its symbolic power, however, often seems to be larger than life, for even in the twenty-first century, the high-rise is still the embodiment of the city as such, while in the eyes of others, it is leveled against the city.