Stuttgart - Wednesday, 06.02.2019
“Striving for innovation in architecture, the forces that conflict with this and why this fight is necessary.”
Mr Behnisch gives a realistic and constructive statement about this. The creation of architecture, the realisation of our built environment is quite a slow process. Initially only mastered by conservative forces, especially in the execution, the percentage of innovations, new ideas or even just moments of reflection that allow our social circumstances is quite small. New planning methods, striving for increasing security, the obligation to decide everything early and preferably straight away, reduce the planning part which allows a contemplative and balanced design. This way, hardly any innovation can emerge. How can you control internal processes, so that the best possible - innovation - something new can emerge, which has new content and is not only new in shape and pictorially. It does not serve us well to restrict innovation to symbolism, and continue to struggle with traditional methods, rather than execute it simply with the seemingly new.