Cathedrals Of Culture

September 2016

S1 Ep6 - Centre Pompidou

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Centre Pompidou, designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers in 1977 is both a democratic promise and a playful utopia, offering a wide array of culture to a wide array of visitors. Like an airport brimming with the excited energy of travellers embarking on journeys, the Centre pulses with the anticipatory thrill of visitors heading to art galleries, archives and libraries, performance spaces, cinemas, a restaurant and a viewing platform. (From France) (Documentary) G

S1 Ep5 - The Oslo Opera House

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In 2008, an elegant new neighbour designed by Snøhetta architects settled along Oslo’s struggling waterfront in the centre of the city. The Oslo Opera House, home to the Norwegian Opera and Ballet, now rises from the fjord, attracting visitors to its seemingly endless marble roof and to its graceful interior. This program documents the thousands of feet crossing the snow-white roof each day and the hundreds of professionals below the roof - the performers and the staff - attempting to make sens...

S1 Ep4 - The Salk Institute

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The Salk Institute - In 1959, famed virologist Jonas Salk asked the architect Louis Kahn to design his dream for a new kind of research institute – a place, as he put it, where Picasso would feel at home. He imagined a monastery on the California coast that allowed scientists to work in tune with nature and unfettered by the distractions of the modern world. It was a unique collaboration between two of the 20th Century’s most original thinkers. Robert Redford’s The Salk Institute reveals Kahn’s...

S1 Ep3 - Halden Prison

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Halden Prison - Halden Prison in Norway, designed by the Danish architectural firm EMA, has been labelled “the world’s most humane prison” by Time Magazine. Since its opening in 2010, the high security facility houses some of Norway’s most dangerous convicts. But can barless windows, with panoramic views of Norwegian nature, truly help hardened criminals? Can a prison ever really be humane? Traditionally, prisons have been designed as spheres of punishment: they are where society’s tolerance en...

S1 Ep2 - The National Library Of Russia

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If buildings could talk, what would they say about us? Robert Redford and Wim Wenders find out. Cathedrals of Culture offers six startling responses to this question. This project about the soul of buildings allows six iconic and very different buildings to speak for themselves, examining human life from the unblinking perspective of a man-made structure. Six acclaimed filmmakers bring their own visual style and artistic approach to the project. Buildings, they show us, are material manifestati...
August 2016

S1 Ep1 - The Berlin Philharmonic

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In this new series, award-winning filmmakers have produced individual films on ten architecturally iconic buildings in Europe. Each film will be a creative work where the building will be the central character, using both fictional and documentary elements. (From France, in English) (Documentary) G CC