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29 January 2010

2001 – The Chancellery, Berlin

Architects: Axel Schultes, Charlotte Frank The Federal Chancellery stands at the western end of the “Bundesband”, the strip of federal buildings that stretches across the bend in the River Spree to form a...

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...

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...

29 January 2010

1988 – Wissenschaftszentrum, Berlin

Architect: Stirling Wilford Wissenschaftszentrum or Science Centre or the “Wedding cake” to Berliners, whatever you want to call it, it is a startling building to see in Berlin where buildings tend to be...

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...

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

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

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...