… what you offer here to me is a share in a line of a sight, the inevitable direction from which my errors of expectations begin. Ihr glücklichen Augen, you happy eyes – move while you are focussed.
The existing roof of the Neue Nationalgalerie is bent slightly upwards at its corners in order to maintain, at a distance, the appearance of a perfectly flat plane. Using this fact as a conceptual starting point, Rote Ecke acts less as a highlight of the classical principles of architectural composition, but attempts to trigger a possible irritation of the visitor’s encounter with the architecture. We celebrate not what is seen, but what is not seen – a disclosure of that which is invisible.
Photos 1 and 2 by Simon Holischka