Well Worth Seeing – What spaces should be reserved for culture?
Tourist attractions, spectacular architecture and flagships for the realm of art and culture; the opening of the Elbe Philharmonic Hall and the 20th anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao in 2017 mark an international trend – the enhancement of culture through spectacular architecture. Parallel to the “Elphi”, as the people of Hamburg have nicknamed their concert hall, numerous other outstanding cultural buildings have meanwhile come into being in Germany over the last decade. The idea behind it is to also promote the development of a city or a region. But has it paid off? And, what spaces should be reserved for culture today? Goethe.de addresses these questions with the help of: an interview with a graphic artist, background reports, data graphs, a video survey, an interactive journey through Germany and contributions from readers.