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Architecture of Germany

30 January 2010

1996 – Japan Center, Frankfurt

Architects: Ganz + Rolfes At 115 metres tall and with 27 floors, the Japan Center was built to attract Japanese firms to the Frankfurt financial district. Designed with a rigid geometric pattern which...

30 January 2010

1997 – Commerzbank Tower, Frankfurt

Architect: Foster + Partners One of the landmarks of the highrise centre of Frankfurt, the Commerzbank Tower is currently the tallest building in Europe. The striking exterior with its curving corner is topped...

30 January 2010

1999 – Eurotheum, Frankfurt

Architects: Novotny Mähner Assoziierte Eurotheum contains a combination of offices and luxury apartments, has thirty-one floors, and is one hundred and ten metres tall. The sleek glass clad building has six projecting floors...

29 January 2010

1999 – Jewish Museum, Berlin

Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind The Jewish Museum Berlin (Jüdisches Museum Berlin) covers two millennia of German Jewish history. It consists of two buildings, one the old Kollegienhaus, a former courthouse, built in the...

29 January 2010

1999 – Reichstag, Berlin

Architect: Paul Wallot, Foster and Partners Built as a result of an architectural competition, the Reichstag was originally designed by Paul Wallot and completed in 1894. It is a bombastic building, with an...

19 January 2010

1999 – State Museum for Art and Design, Nuremberg, Bavaria

Architect: Volker Staab Fine modern building which is tucked away off one of the main streets of the city. By having a restrained stone facade where the streetscape demands it, the Museum’s reflective,...

29 January 2010

2000 – Sony Centre, Berlin

Architect: Helmut Jahn The Sony Centre on Berlin’s historic Potsdamer Platz consists of a complex of buildings grouped around a central atrium. Eight individual buildings are used for offices, apartments, large cinemas and...

19 January 2010

2001 – Documentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds, Nuremberg, Bavaria

Architect: Günther Domenig In summer 1998, Nuremberg city issued an architectural competition for the design of a Documentation Centre on the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds. No easy task for the architects –...

30 January 2010

2001 – Main Plaza, Frankfurt

Architects: Kollhoff und Timmermann Architekten A residential tower, the building’s design is an idealized version of the classic 1930s New York skyscraper style. Unfortunately, when seen in its entirety, the building is too...