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Michele Atherton



What if a latent image within

an architectural form became

manifest? Tegel Airport’s hexagonal

structure is one aspect

that abstractly concretises the

idea of the space age within

the very fabric of the building.

Tegel appears physically

located in a time that prepared

itself for take-off.

TXL presents the second in

a series of communiqués

sent from imagined autonomous

communities who,

having physically removed

themselves from national

boundaries, have established

innovative political and social

systems. Once liberated, they

roam the globe looking for

other colonies with which they

have something in common.

TXL views Tegel Airport as one

such micro-nation that has

broken free of its geographical

positioning. It postulates what

this airport, once detached

from its moorings, might communicate

of its future.

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