Modern Berlin Map


This two-sided guide includes a map, an introduction to Berlin’s 20th century architecture by Matthew Tempest, photographs by Simon Phipps and details of fifty buildings representing the city’s remarkable array of styles : Expressionist, Bauhaus, Fascist, Soviet Realist, Modernist, Brutalist, Post-Modernist and more.

Details for each building and structure include the location, date, architect or practice responsible, style and listing status. A wide variety of styles are represented on the M odern Berlin Map from the early Modernism of Bruno Taut’s Horseshoe Estate and Mendelsohn's IG Metall Haus to the Third Reich’s Olympic Stadium and Tempelhof Airport. The Cold War-era offers examples of Soviet Realism and Socialist Modernism along Karl-Marx-Allee, represented by buildings such as Café Moscow and Kino International, while West Berlin presents Scharoun’s Berlin Philharmonic, Corbusier’s Berlin Unit for Living and the multi-architect effort of the Hansa International Building Project.
The latter half of the 20th century is captured with a series of Brutalist masterpieces by architects like Fehling+Gogel, Werner Düttmann, Ralf Schüler, Ursulina Schüler-Witte and Gerd Hänska - many relatively unknown today. The originality of Berlin’s architects during this era are featured with structures like Ludwig Leo’s Umlauftank 2, Schüler and Schüler-Witte’s Bierpinsel and Georg Heinrichs and Partner’s Motorway and Schlangenbaderstrasse housing.

Post re-unification, the map concludes with post-modernist works such as Daniel Libeskind’s Jewish Museum, Peter Eisenman’s Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and Norman Foster’s Reichstag Dome. Matthew Tempest, journalist at EurActiv said: “No twentieth century city has more
ghosts than Berlin - and they live on in its buildings. From the Kafkaesque Brick-Gothic Expressionism of its Weimar-era factories and churches to the chilling pomposity of its gargantuan Third Reich monsters, from the post-war coalface of Communism and Capitalism facing each other down over its most famous edifice - the Berlin Wall - to little-known Brutalist and sci-fi socialist structures. Its rebirth as the continent’s capital of cool comes with a blood-soaked and fractured past.” The Modern Berlin Map is designed to affirm the value of these buildings and to inspire further consideration of modern architecture and Berlin’s unrivalled recent history.

Publisher: Blue Crow Media
1 pages
15cm × 21cm
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781912018000
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