Aedes Architecture Forum

Find out more about our partnership with Aedes Architecture Forum

About Aedes

Established in 1980 as the first private architecture gallery in Europe, the Aedes Architecture Forum has gained a large international partnership network, which feeds into an outstanding cultural platform for the global and public discourse of the built environment.​

Founded by Kristin Feireiss and Helga Retzer († 1984), Aedes is co-directed by Hans- Jürgen Commerell since 1994. As one of its kind, Aedes served as a prototypical model for many architecture museums and similar institutions established later.

Under the guidance of Founder Kristin Feireiss and Director Hans-Jürgen Commerell, the Aedes Architecture Forum, has implemented over 600 exhibitions in more than four decades. It has become synonymous with the great names in the world of architecture by continuously supporting new generations of upcoming practitioners.

Many internationally acclaimed architects and Pritzker Prize Laureates such as Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas, Herzog & de Meuron, Zaha Hadid, Thom Mayne, SANAA, or Wang Shu, presented their work at Aedes long before achieving international fame.

To date, the Aedes Architecture Forum and its team continue to strive to convey novel and outstanding examples of contemporary architectural and urban visions to a wider audience.​


Through various kinds of events, exhibitions and collateral debates on actual themes, this dynamic platform attracts a diverse range of people from different fields and backgrounds.

The large number of visitors, as well as the global perception of the exhibitions through web communication, newsletters and related partner networks, are remarkable.

CEMEX Partnership

As a cultural brand with a strong international reputation and global trajectory, the Aedes Architecture Forum invests in cultivating long-term relationships with its high-profile industrial partners. ​

Since 2019, CEMEX has been a partner offering a rich knowledge source in the continuous research on design and sustainable construction promoted by Aedes.​


New for 2022 and 2023!​

An exciting exhibition across four Cities in Europe featuring the architect Tatiana Bilbao, Mexico City.​

  • Aedes Architecture Forum Berlin from 13 May to 30 June 2022 ​
  • COAM, Madrid  September 2022​


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