Zvi Hecker: House Neumeister / Sketches


Wendesday, 27th November 2019 at 19.00

curator: Tadeáš Goryczka, Jaroslav Němec, Kabinet architektury / Cabinet of Architecture, Ostrava

The exhibition is presented by architect Paolo Fontana, collaborator of Zvi Hecker‘s studio

The exhibition is open until 5 January 2020

The “Neumeister House” exhibition, featuring world-famous architect Zvi Hecker’s (1931, Kraków) house designed in 2017-2018, was first held in 2018 in Villa Tugendhat (Brno), designed by Mies van der Rohe. The house is located in the Italian village of Itri (Monte Fumo). The exhibition features original drawings, sketches and mockups revealing the process of architectural design and the “secrets” of an architect’s mind.

Zvi Hecker was born in Krakow and spent his teenage years in Samarkand. He began studying architecture in Krakow, then completed his architectural studies in Israel. He also studied painting. From 1959, he ran his own studio with Eldar Sharon (until 1964) and Alfred Neuman (until 1968). From the 70s onwards, he designed in Israel and abroad. He moved to Berlin in 1991 (works: Jewish School in Berlin, Jewish Cultural Center in Duisburg, Lindenstrasse Synagogue Memorial). In 1995, he designed a Kiesler exhibition for the Pompidou Center in Paris.