Location/Event: Kassel/documenta fifteen

Typology: Pavilion

Area: 16 sqm

Status: completed 2022

Materiality: Coal briquets, steel, bamboo plants

In cooperation with: Barbara Ettinger-Brinckmann, BDA Hessen/Group Kassel, ruangrupa/curators of documenta fifteen

The coal museum is a place of encounter and reflection for documenta fifteen. The green landscape park of the nearby Karlswiese has symbolically been stamped out of a black block. Coal briquets and plants define the building and are the main exhibition elements of the small museum. The key message is: “We have to place coal into the museum now, we can’t wait until 2038. Let us use the regenerative power of soil and plants.”

Photo Credit:
© Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Christoph Hesse Architekten