The exhibition accompanying the first monograph on Günther Grzimek by Regine Keller shows a selection of the works of the important landscape architect with current photographs of his works taken by The Pk Odessa Co.
The Olympic Park in Munich is one of Grzimek's best-known projects, and his entire oeuvre is trend-setting and timeless. Günther Grzimek (1915-1996) was committed to a new form of urban green in Germany, a "democratic green" as he himself called it. He wanted to create places that were accessible to and served everyone. Places that could be used without too much caution and rules, "hard-wearing like a good commodity". They should not require too much maintenance and be ecologically sensible, so Grzimek planned almost exclusively with native plants. He planted hardy flower meadows in the Olympic Park instead of flower beds and ornamental shrubs. Marguerites and clover bloom on the Olympic hills, "cheap" flowers that may also be picked, according to Grzimek's idea.(1) At the same time, he advocated a practice-oriented education in landscape architecture. The work of this outstanding teacher and landscape architect illuminates the turbulent history of landscape architecture in Germany from the 1930s in Berlin to the 1990s in Munich.
(1) Magdalena Zumbusch, Süddeutsche Zeitung from 17.10.2022
Wed-Fri 10:00-13:00h and 14:00-18:00h