Lakeland with the largest concentration of Frank Lloyd Wright projects in the world; the playful and at the same time absurd postmodernism of Orlando and Celebration; modernism at its peak thanks to the Sarasota School of Architecture (a.o. Paul Rudolph); Miami with its filmic art deco and almost utopian contemporary architecture. 100 years of fame in 10 days!

On request and if corona’s will allows it, we are thinking of extending this trip to Havana (CU) for the modernism of the revolution.

news release end August 2021: COVID statistics in Florida show the highest peak since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. For this reason, travel to the US is still not permitted. This makes it impossible to prepare for the architectural journey announced for December 2021. Planopli has been forced to postpone this trip, most likely to our next winter term in late 2022 or early 2023.

For a long time, Danish architecture has appealed for its elegant detailing and modest excellence in craftsmanship. A ten-day tour takes us past unpretentious work by contemporary architects, Danish modernists and designers in Roskilde, Ødense, Ribe, Kolding, Vejle, Herning, Århus, Holte, Klampenborg and Copenhagen.

news release end of June 2021: Because of the discontinuation of the Danish vaccination programme with Astra Zeneca and Johnson & Johnson, the Danes are extremely cautious about receiving groups of visitors in private homes. As this planopli journey is based on such experiences, we have to postpone the trip from September 2021 to April 2022 at the earliest, rather than reducing the quality level of the trip.

Planopli travels to one of the places every archi­tect or archi­tecture lover would like to see in his/her life: the modernis­tic city Brasília that has risen from nothing and contains more than the solo dance of Oscar Niemeyer.

In Saõ Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, outsiders such as Lina Bo Bardi stand in front of the foot­ light, together with numerous­ pro­jects by Pritzker Prize­winners Paulo Mendes da Rocha and Oscar Niemeyer. In both cities, present-day projects make it clear that the ideas of these sublime architects are being continued.

Other focal points of the inspiring programme are the 200ha sculpture park Inhotim and the baker’s mat of Brazilian modernism: the relaxation resort Pampulha.

When we think of Scottish innovation, the Firth of Forth bridge, the Falkirk wheel and Charles Rennie Mackintosh immediately come to mind. Over a five-day period, Mackintosh’s work is complemented by those of James Stirling, Miralles Tagliabue, OMA, Zaha Hadid, Kengo Kuma and Frank Gehry in Dundee, St Andrews, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

news release end June 2021: Due to the rise of the Delta variant in the UK, this trip has been postponed from August 2021 to May 2022, rather than compromising on the quality of the itinerary.

The largest enclave of Le Corbusier buildings in modest Firminy overwhelms us with poetry.
During an overnight stay in couvent de La Tourette, we embrace Le Corbusier’s Spartan dirigisme.
We discover Georges Adilon’s rare plasticity, on different scales: maison J and école Sainte-Marie Lyon Saint-Paul. Nothing remains undesigned.
Still fulfilling their original functions, the established values of le quartier des États-Unis (Tony Garnier), le quartier des Gratte-Ciel (Robert Giroud, pupil of Tony Garnier) and la cité des Étoiles (Jean Renaudie, pupil Auguste Perret) will convince us of their quality.
In Lyon, the Rhône and Saône rivers lead us unhurriedly to the Musée des Confluences, which announces livable urban space with acupunctures by Herzog & de Meuron, Jean Nouvel, Christian Kerez, Manuelle Gautrand, Diener & Diener

news release end July 2021: It is clear that many architecture travellers are taking a wait-and-see attitude with regard to the corona measures that keep changing even within Europe, not at least with regard to the delta variant… However, this means that there were not enough inscriptions for the September 2021 trip. But… we have done all the preparatory work and are therefore fully prepared to offer the trip again at a later date when the covid landscape looks a little calmer.