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Architecture of Germany

29 January 2010

1969 – Fernsehturm, Berlin

Architect: Fritz Dieter, Günter 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...

30 January 2010

1977 – Eurotower, Frankfurt

Architect: Richard Heil The tower is 148 meters (486 feet) tall, has 40 floors and occupies 78.000 m² of office space. It is the seat of the European Central Bank (ECB) and currently...

30 January 2010

1978 – Silver Tower, Frankfurt

Architects: ABB Architekten Part of the headquarters complex of the Dresdner Bank, the Silver Tower has three main volumes – two service towers and a central lower office area. Clad in silver aluminium...

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...

30 January 2010

1984 – Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt

Architects: ABB Architekten Allegedly the twin towers of the Deutsche Bank headquarters are called “Credit and Debit” by locals, these faceted glass towers are different colours depending on viewing angle. From above, they...

30 January 2010

1984 – Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt

Architect: Dietrich Bangert Dubbed the “Federal Bowling Alley” because of its tunnel-like shape, the Kultur-Schirn Kunsthalle is a cultural centre which hosts world-class temporary exhibitions of archeology, old masters and modern art. At...

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...