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Architecture of Brandenburg

29 January 2010

1905 – Berliner Dom, Berlin

Architect: Julius Carl & Otto Raschdorff Before the construction of this massive cathedral, a smaller cathedral which was founded by Friedrich the Great and renovated by Schinkel stood on the site. Opposite one...

29 January 2010

1906 – Hackesche Hofe, Berlin

Architects: Kurt Berndt, August Endell A fabulous sequence of eight interlinked courtyards now containing restaurants and small clothing shops, the Hackesche Hofe was designed around 1906. Many of the courtyards are plainly finished...

29 January 2010

1963 – Kaiser Wilhelm Gedachtniskirche, Berlin

Architects: Franz Schwechten, Egon Eiermann Destroyed in the Second World War, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church by Franz Schwechten was completed in 1895. It was a massive church with six towers and elaborate...

29 January 2010

1963 – Philarmonie, Berlin

Architect: Hans Scharoun, Edgar Wisniewski The Philharmonie was the first of a series of buildings which would create a Kulturforum (including the Kammermusiksaal, Staatsbibliothek, and Neue Nationalgalerie) in an area of Berlin leveled...

29 January 2010

1969 – Fernsehturm, Berlin

Architect: Fritz Dieter, G√ľnter Franke The tallest structure in Berlin, the Fernsehturm was constructed by the old East German regieme as a symbol of hope and prosperity. It was also, in no small...

29 January 2010

1969 – Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Architect: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe The design idiom of Mies van der Rohe is familiar to all from its adoption by the corporate world and its many ‘copies’ around the world. Like...

29 January 2010

1976 – Palast der Republik, Berlin

Architects: Heinz Graffunder, Karl-Ernst Swora The modern Palast der Republik rose on part of the site of a Berlin palace between 1973 and 1976. A vast building with a facade of over 180...

29 January 2010

1978 – Staatsbibliothek, Berlin

Architect: Hans Scharoun, Edgar Wisniewski In 1964, Hans Scharoun won the competition for the Prussian State Library with this design. However, he died before completion and the building was finished by his student...

29 January 2010

1987 – Kammermusiksaal, Berlin

Architect: Hans Scharoun, Edgar Wisniewski The construction of the Kammermusiksaal (chamber music hall) in 1987 completed Hans Scharoun’s concept for the Kulturforum almost thirty years after construction had started on the Philharmonie in...