Haus der Architektur Köln (hdak)
The Haus der Architektur Köln (hdak) as a stage, showcase and forum was founded in 2005 with the aim of promoting a deeper understanding of architecture and urban development among the general public. It also sees itself as a central hub for networking the many actors who can be found in Cologne and who are also active in the communication of building culture issues. Irrespective of its own contents and formats, it is an important concern of the hdak its beginning to be not "just another actor" but also a platform for third parties, to informally network the many other actors and thus help the discussion on building culture in Cologne to gain more attention and effectiveness.
The event "Jeden Dienstag 19 Uhr - eine Stunde Baukultur" takes place every Tuesday. It covers a wide range of topics on, among other things, the social, climatic and technical influences on urban development in Cologne, as well as the effects of population growth and climate change on the design of the city.