Marko Sančanin

Pieces in the Crypt

Drawing of the roof construction, © HKW, 2012

Almost everywhere in the world public institutions are required to archive the architectural data of the building which house them. Carefully bound blueprints and structural calculations ensure the stability of the material. However, a building is not just supported by pillars and diagonals. Immaterial structures also make a building into what it is. Marko Sančanin has improvised a ‘crypt’ of memories, of discarded or forgotten things relating to the former Kongresshalle, arranged around an architectural drawing of the roof construction on a hidden wall of the HKW. In the process he subjects material as well as immaterial structures to a critical reading.