It’s an exceptional group achievement that opened in Duesseldorf in February 2016: the Wehrhahn-Line, a new subway line that travels 3.4 kilometers across Düsseldorf city center. The project was completed after 15 years of planning and construction, with architects, artists, engineers, and the city administration working side-by-side.
In their award-winning design, Darmstadt-based netzwerkarchitekten and artist Heike Klussmann succeeded in making the Wehrhahn-Line an exemplary and innovative contribution to the city infrastructure due to their skillful interplay of engineering prowess and art.
For the design of the individual stations, five further artists were selected: Ralf Brög, Ursula Damm, Manuel Franke, Enne Haehnle and Thomas Stricker.
The exhibition in the Aedes gallery examines the project’s different phases, offering insight into the protagonists’ close collaboration, introduces the artists, and presents the designs for the subway tunnel and the individual stations through drawings, models, and plans.
A book publication accompanies the exhibition: „Wehrhahn-Linie, Kontinuum und Schnitt”, Kerber Verlag