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Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 15/03/2007

Martin Luther's birthplace reopened

In Eisleben the "protected buildings comprising Martin Luther's birthplace and the neighbouring charity school dating from 1817 have been restored, and a visitors' centre as well as an exhibition wing have been added," Jürgen Tietz reports. "Jörg und Klaus Springer have done well with the museum buildings. They have captured the importance and materiality of the place while at the same time giving it architectural significance. The new buildings lend a spicy note to the heated debate about the construction of the James Simon Gallery on Berlin's Museum Island. Little Eisleben has shown big Berlin how to redevelop a World Heritage Site with high-quality contemporary architecture and without all the boring historicism."

Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland | 30/01/2006

Modern Architecture

"Everybody, it seems, wants a "house for the happy few" in the architecture scene, everybody wants their own Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid or Daniel Libeskind," writes Jürgen Tietz in a critical review of the "Icons of Architecture". "Modern architecture is continuously generating new images for global marketing in the circus of architecture: ecologically ambitious ones by Norman Foster; elegantly expressive ones by Gehry; jaggedly deconstructive ones by Libeskind. With the aid of the computer, the universally available works of architectural icons can be combined into one. Virtual and real worlds have long since merged to produce an image of a city that we mistake for a real city, despite its being nothing more than the painstakingly constructed shell of a successful marketing strategy – at best. Architecture threatens to congeal into a cliché as Potemkin villages continue to invade everyday life."

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