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Peter Cachola Schmal

Director, German Architecture Museum and Curator of the German Pavillion Biennale 2016


Peter Cachola Schmal (1960, Altötting) was appointed as director of the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) in Frankfurt am Main in April 2006. He spent his childhood in Multan/Pakistan and Jakarta/Indonesia, as well as in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Holzminden and Baden-Baden in Germany. After studying architecture at the TU Darmstadt, he joined Behnisch+Partner in Stuttgart and then, from 1990 to 1993, Eisenbach+Partner in Zeppelinheim. From 1992 to 1997, he was an assistant professor at the TU Darmstadt, and from 1997 to 2000 taught architectural design at the University of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt am Main. Peter Cachola Schmal became a curator at the DAM in 2000, and director in 2006. The following year, he was German commissary general for the 7th International Architecture Biennale (BIA) in Sao Paulo.  

In 2016, Mr. Cachola Schmal is the General Commissioner for the German Pavilion of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia with the show “Making Heimat: Germany, Arrival Country.”

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