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Shortlisted for competition
at the prison Chemnitz, Sachsen
Jury decision is expected beginn of 2018

Sunday, 24th of September 2017 from 12am till 6 pm
Open Studios 2017
Briedeler Straße 7 (backyard)
D-50969 Cologne

Shortlisted for competition
at the Center of Science
at the university Straubing.
Jury decision is expected end of september 2017.
More under gallery > installations.

The a new catalog III is published
with art on construction work since 2012
and current drawings.
Available on order.

Shortlisted for competition
at the department of educational science
at the university of Leipzig.
Jury decision is expected end of may 2017.
More under gallery > installations.

Shortlisted for competition
at the university library of Bamberg.
Jury decision is expected middle of april 2017.

The wallpainting “natural forces”
for the Emanuel-Felke-School
has been completed.
More under gallery > installations.

Sunday, 11th of September 2016 from 12am till 6 pm
Open Studios 2016
Briedeler Straße 7 (backyard)
D-50969 Cologne

Shortlisted for competition
at the university of Bayreuth.
Jury decision is expected in oktober 2016.
More under gallery > installations.

Shortlisted for competition
international drink science center Weihenstephan
TU München, Freising
Jury decision is expected end march 2016.
More under gallery > installations.

Shortlisted for competition
college of higher education
for public administration NRW
place of location: Cologne
More under gallery > installations.

We cordially invite you:
Opening: Wednesday 7. November 2015, 4 pm
Exhibition 7. November till 12. Dezember 2015
Gallery Zweigstelle Berlin
Lehrter Str. 37, D-10557 Berlin

The wallpainting “light and shadow”
for the court at the prison Stadelheim – Munich
has been completed.
More under gallery > installations.

In Neustadt / Wied the mural painting
“…sprossendes Gras” (“sprouting gras”)
for the canteen of the elementary school
In der Aue has been completed.
More under gallery > installations.

The installation “campfire” has been completed
and set up in front of the youth hostel Leutesdorf.
More under gallery > installations.

Shortlisted for competition
industrial training center at Braunschweig
Jury decision is expected in september 2015.

For the exhibition “Josef Müller-Pauly memory-prize for watercolour” is Gewusel XVI elected.
opening 15. may 2015 at 7 pm
Townmuseum Weilburg.
The Exhibition is going till 7. Juni 2015.
Schlossplatz 1- 35781 Weilburg

The sculpture out steel “Lagerfeuer” (campfire) got the 1. prize at the invited competition for the youth hostel at Leutesdorf / Rhein
realisation: Spring 2015

“light + shadow” got the 1. prize at the invited competition for the court
at the prison Stadelheim – Munich
realisation: 2015

Shortlisted for competition
youth hostel Leutesdorf
Jury decision is expected end february 2015.

We cordially invite you:
Opening: Thursday 22 January 2015, 6 pm
Exhibition 23.January till 1. March 2015
Gallery BBK: Peterstraße 1 – 26121 Oldenburg

Selected for realisation:
Wall painting “…sprossendes Gras” at the
canteen of the primary school, Neustadt (Wied)
Realisation scheduled for 2015.
More under gallery > installations.

“hin und weg” got the 2. prize at the invited competition for the middle school Bad Kreuznach.

“Gruppenkreise” got the 1. prize at the invited competition for the nursery school Koblenz-Güls.
realisation: 2014/2015.

Sunday, 28th of September 2014 from 11am till 6 pm
Open Studios 2014
Briedeler Straße 7 (backyard)
D-50969 Cologne

Shortlisted for competition
JVA + OLG München.
Jury decision is expected end december 2014.

Shortlisted for realisation
Kindergarden “Rappelkiste” Koblenz-Güls.
Jury decision is expected end of oktober 2014.

Selected for realisation:
Wall painting “Verbindung” in the
community hall of Dittelsheim-Heßloch.
Realisation scheduled for autumn 2014.

Realisation of wall painting at the fire station
Berlin-Pankow has been completed.
Details and photos in gallery-installations

„Kunst am Bau, Projekte des Bundes 2006-2013“
Jovis-Verlag, Berlin 2014 ISBN 978-3-86859-246-7
In the book, that shows a selection of state-financed
art projects, the wall painting “Vernetzung”
at the Research Centre Jülich is presented.

Shortlisted for realisation
Integrierte Gesamtschule (IGS) Salmtal.
Jury decision is expected end of august 2014.

Sunday, 13 th of October 2013 from 11am till 6 pm
Open Studios 2013
during Zollstocker culture sunday
Briedeler Straße 7 (backyard) D-50969 Cologne

“Schlauchreserve” got the 1. prize at the invited competition for the fire station Berlin-Pankow.
Senate for Urban development and environment.
realisation: spring 2014.

Regina Kochs – Frank Rogge – Dieter Laue
Open Studios 2013
Sunday, 22 th of Septembre 2013 from 11am till 6 pm
Briedeler Straße 7 (backyard) D-50969 Cologne

Invited competition for the policestation Grafenau.
Senate for Urban development and environment
Jury meeting 19. September 2013
Design in gallery-installations

Invited competition for the fire station Berlin-Pankow.
Senate for Urban development and environment
Jury meeting Sep. 2013

18. Day of Architektur in NRW at the Forschungszentrum Jülich.
Sunday 30. Juni 2013 between 10 am and 6 pm
www.fz-juelich.de/tagderarchitektur2013

First Prize at the invited competition: “Clearings”
Wall painting for the stairway at the Police Station, Ansbach 2012 realized.

A new book is available:
Regina Kochs, Kreisräume and Liniendichten
within a text from Ulli Seegers.
72 pages with paintings from Regina Kochs
www.neue-sachlichkeit.com
ISBN 978-3-942139-03-8 (16,80 Euro)

For the little village Halsenbach / Hunsrück the wallpainting “Grünfelder” is realized.

Interconnectedness: Design for a Façade
German Research School for Simulation Sciences,
Research Center Jülich, 2011 realized
Invitation for a Competition: First Prize

Everything Flows – Intertwined Paths
opening time: 20. februar – 20. march 2011
open: thursday 11 am – 6 pm and sunday 4 – 6 pm
Gallery Hirtengasse, Hirtengasse 3, D – 90443 Nürnberg

“Vibrations” is a design for the hallway,
Audio-drama Department of WDR, Cologne, 2010
Day of Architektur at the 2. and 3. Juli, 2 and 3 pm
Funkhaus Wallrafplatz 5, 50667 Cologne

The new Rhine Boat “MS-Fantasie” is baptized.
At the stairway you see the wall painting “Water Lines”
Cologne, 2011

Cologne South Open!

Open Studio
Saturday, 30 th of April 2010 from 4 till 6 pm
Sunday, 1 th of May 2010 from 2 till 6 pm
Briedeler Straße 7 (Hinterhof) D-50969 Köln-Zollstock

“Cross-section through the Landscape” 3. Prize
Wall Painting for the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Consumer Protection, Berlin 2008
All work is exhibit: 26.3 till 9.4.2009 Ministry, Berlin.

Götz Sambale / Regina Kochs at the Stapelhaus
speech: Angela Spizig (mayoress of Cologne)
duration of the exhibition: 15. Jan – 13. Feb 2009
open times: mo – fr 10 am – 1 pm + 2 – 5 pm
tuesday till 7 pm + su 3 – 5 pm
Stapelhaus / Frankenwerft, 50667 Cologne

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Light and Shadow

By Regina

On 31, Jan 2015 | In | By Regina

Light and Shadow

art for the halation of the new court
among the prison Stadelheim – Munich
Invitation for a Competition: First Prize
realization 2015
cooperation with
Fa. Regler GmbH, printmaker, Altenstadt/WN
assistance:
Katharina Hochhaus, sculptor, Cologne

On the area of the Munich-Stadelheim prison a new building for the assembly hall of the Higher Regional Court (HRC) for high security legal proceedings will be constructed. An artistic decor has been commissioned for the adjacent atrium.

The new assembly hall is an elongated, two-story room. The one-story atrium extends from the front and forms the interface between three adjacent areas: the HRC assembly hall, the prison, and the public area. All three areas open onto the atrium through glass surfaces that extend to the ceiling. The atrium represents an empty space, a “cavern” on the ground floor lit only from above and is closed with a flat grid that is not to be walked upon. It is a concentrated, self-centered space, exclusively viewed from the outside. The atrium has no useful function, is not an emergency escape route, nor a passageway—it is simply a generosity of the architecture reflecting light and spatial relations.

The surrounding areas do have distinct functions: In the correctional facility prisoners are being detained, in the HRC assembly hall a search for truth is pursued and judgments are being passed, and the public can follow both in the public area. What is the meaning contained in the emptiness of the atrium? Does the emptiness provide a free space for thinking? What penetrates into this emptiness?

Comparing the empty atrium to a cave-like space in which one is unable to see the light source only its reflection, brings to mind Plato’s cave allegory. The idea here is: of passing through its empty space to transform the atrium walls into projection surfaces—of life, of reality, or apparent realities and the search for them. The atrium itself remains empty. The emptiness becomes a symbol for the search for the truth.

The longitudinal walls of the atrium become “projection surfaces”: Horizontally, the exposed concrete is covered with a dense web of multifold color lines that symbolize the aspects of life for reflection. The lush hues of color transform the light into shadowy lines that seem to describe the abundance of levels of experience, influences, and life events. As a bridge they stand for both the experience of the prisoners and the experience of the visitors. The horizontal orientation of the web of lines on the exposed concrete surface underlines the sightline and the connection of the “public area” with the “closed area”. Ultimately, the greatest possibly transparency between the closed and the open area is affirmed by leaving the narrow window sides open.

The glass surfaces of the assembly hall are extensively covered with a light white, calm, transparent veil. The still light-transparent glass surfaces overlay the view of the concrete wall of the atrium with a touch of white. Across the entire surface of the ten glass fields a structure of large curves has been drawn. From the courtroom and depending on one’s perspective, the free and curved movements of this “etched” drawing open up different vistas on the rear atrium wall. The closer one comes to the glass wall the clearer is the vista of the colorful accumulation of lines. The curved movements on the glass surfaces reflect aspects of the search for truth in the juridical process. From the perspective of the judges and at the beginning of the proceedings the complex contexts of the cases are still diffused, not yet comprehensible. The search for truth becomes clearer and more visible through closer investigation during the proceedings. In a pictorial sense only the search, the free “paths of thought” opens insight into the various levels of experience, events, developments, entanglements—here onto the colorful network of lines. In the language of Plato’s cave allegory the decoding of these shadow images is the goal, i.e., to find the idea of goodness, to recognize actual reality.

The conviction that our observation of things depends on various viewpoints and states of knowledge may also be experienced in the design. Since the visitor may move around and change position within the courtroom and depending on their closeness to the glass wall a more or less open vista appears in which different superimpositions and segments converge in their particular atrium line reflection. The idea that our look at things also depends on various viewpoints and states of knowledge can be experienced in the design. And the fact that the visitor moves around in the courtroom and changes position, provides more or less an open vista depending on how close they come to the glass wall and, at the same time, also depending on their location in the room different superimpositions and segments appear in their line reflection in the atrium

The artwork Light and Shadow in the atrium thematizes the simultaneity of depicted life colors ranging from bright to dark, and the search for this light and shadow that takes place in every criminal trial.