Gottfried Böhm on his 100th birthday. An exhibition in Frankfurt am Main
Gottfried Böhm celebrates his 100th birthday on 23 January 2020. From 18 January to 26 April 2020, the German Architecture Museum DAM in Frankfurt am Main will celebrate the anniversary that saw the first German architect awarded the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 1986 with a concentrated exhibition entitled Böhm 100: The Concrete Cathedral of Neviges, dedicated to the pilgrimage church, one of his most famous designs. Commissioned by Franciscan monks as the second largest church in the Archdiocese of Cologne, the Concrete Cathedral was built between 1963 and 1968. The folded roof is currently being renovated with an innovative textile-reinforced concrete layer. In 2005 and 2006, the German Architecture Museum held major exhibitions on the works of Gottfried Böhm and his father Dominikus Böhm. Now, new archive material from the time the pilgrimage church was built are on display, combined with a view of the future. The show includes an extensive series of lectures that brings together, among other things, Böhm’s three architect sons and provides insights into the technique of concrete restoration. The film “Die Böhms – Architektur einer Familie” (The Böhms – Architecture of a Family) will also be shown.