Aedes was founded in 1980 by Kristin Feireiss in Berlin as the first private architecture gallery in Europe. In 1995, under the name of Aedes East, another Berlin-based branch was opened in Mitte by Kristin Feireiss together with her partner Hans-Jürgen Commerell. The Architecture Forum Aedes has become one of the most successful international institutions for communicating architectural culture and urban design. Aedes is widely associated with the great names of the architectural avant-garde and has offered an excellent platform for new generations of architects in a global context including such high profile figures as Zaha Hadid, Thom Mayne, Frank Gehry and Rem Koolhaas. Thus far, the architecture forum has received numerous awards and honours for its successful work and in 2001 Kristin Feireiss was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.
For this talk Krisitn and Hans-Jurgen will chat with Peter Cook on topics as diverse as working in Berlin and the increasingly high profile of architecture within the media.
Store Street is sponsored by DSDHA, Fletcher Priest Architects, HOK, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Michael Gallie & Partners and Wilkinson Eyre.