ole scheeren : spaces of life
You can see several building complexes, photographed from the frog's perspective. Above you can see the sky.
Sat, December 10, 2022 – Sun, June 04, 2023

Architecture is both an expression of reality and a vision of possible future lifeworlds. »ole scheeren : spaces of life« showcases the work of architect Ole Scheeren, born in Karlsruhe in 1971, and explores the question of how today’s architecture creates prototypes for living tomorrow.

Scheeren is one of Germany's best-known architects and has made a name for himself with innovative high-rise buildings and residential projects. In 2014, his apartment building complex »The Interlace« in Singapore won the Urban Habitat Award of the Chicago Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) as the world’s best high-rise project for urban living, and in 2015 it was designated »World Building of the Year« at the World Architecture Festival. 

Since 2010, he has run his own office with branches in Hong Kong, Beijing, Berlin, and London. For Scheeren, architecture is an organism intertwined with life. He breaks open once-separate functional areas such as living and working, commerce and culture, by designing spaces that focus on people’s needs.

Experience Ole Scheeren's architecture in urban space!

This exhibition offers a series of AR experiences that can be activated in front of the sculptures in the atriums of the ZKM. When scanning the respective QR code next to the models, the building is embedded in its real environment and allows a glimpse into the interior spaces.

With »The Interlace« you can explore one of Ole Scheeren's most famous buildings from anywhere. To do so, simply scan the QR code or click on the link!

All apps are based on Snap AR technologies and require Snapchat and a cell phone.

To the AR application

Here is the QR code for the AR application.
Project team ZKM

Anne DäuperChristian Lölkes, Beatrice Zaidenberg, Philipp Ziegler

Project team OS Archive
Emma Aulanko, Isa Fahrenholz, Marta Ferrari, Georg Hauke, Hyun Vin Kaspers, Nina Sattler, Justin Tan, Felix Yang

Organization / Institution
The exhibition is a cooperation between ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien and OS ARCHIVE gGmbH, in partnership with KME Karlsruhe Marketing und Event GmbH, City of Karlsruhe.

Project sponsors

Media Partner

Partner of the OS ARCHIVE gGmbH for this exhibition