Iwan Baan: Moments in Architecture

Exhibition programme


Guided Tour in the Vitra Design Museum (in German) 
Iwan Baan is one of today’s leading photographers of architecture and urban design. Join our guided tour of this first retrospective of Baan’s oeuvre and discover a fascinating panorama of human building.

From 4 November 2023
Every Saturday, Sunday, and on public holidays
12 pm, Vitra Design Museum

Tours in English upon request
Inquiries and bookings: info@design-museum.de


We are sorry to inform you, that the talk with SelgasCano at the Vitra Schaudepot has to be cancelled.

Tender Architecture: SelgasCano
TALK (EN) | 8 February 2024
6.30 pm, Vitra Schaudepot

The Madrid-based architecture firm SelgasCano was founded in 1998 by Lucía Cano and José Selgas. They have become internationally known for their exploration of the relationship between architecture and its surrounding landscapes, and creative use of new materials. A vaccination centre in Turkana, Kenya, designed by SelgasCano, was created as a collaborative project and surprises with unconventional solutions. Projects such as the Serpentine Pavilion in London (2015) or a pavilion for the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (2015) are characterised by an unconventional use of colour. In this event, José Selgas and Lucía Cano will present their buildings and talk about their close collaboration with Iwan Baan.

Admission free, registration: events@design-museum.de


Special Workshop: Architectural Photography
Saturday | 13 January | 3 February | 2 March 2024
9.30 am, Vitra Schaudepot

In this workshop led by photographer Bettina Matthiessen, who has documented the Vitra Campus for many years, participants will discover and apply the principles of architectural photography. Following an analysis of iconic works by leading architecture photographers, they will get a chance to explore the iconic buildings on the Vitra Campus and experiment with creative and technical aspects of photography including perspective, camera control, and use of natural light. The one-day course for beginners and experienced amateurs includes theoretical, analytical, and practical sessions as well as a tour of the Iwan Baan exhibition. Please note that cameras are not provided. Participants are expected to bring their own digital SLR, system, bridge, or compact camera


You can find all information on the exhibition here.