Alois Riehl. The first builder of Mies

Exhibition: 17/03/2024 - 30/06/2024

Opening: 17/03/2024, 2 pm

The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Alois Riehl, Mies van der Rohe´s first client, whose 180th birthday falls on April 27, 2024 and whose death will be commemorated for the hundredth time on November 21, 2024. Haus Riehl was built in Potsdam-Neubabelsberg between 1908 and 1909 by Mies as his first work and soon became an important place for intellectual and cultural exchange. The exhibition spans the arc between Riehl´s philosophy and Mies´architectural thinking. On display are reproductions of newly discovered photographs, taken around 1913, which show Riehl´s house and garden in a colorfulness characteristic of the autochrome process.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication as part of the Mies van der Rohe Haus publication series.