Viaggi di Architettura takes all architecture lovers to explore Berlin, a city where the past, present and futuristic contemporary design all blend in. Many local and foreign architects Mies, Gropius & Sharoun, Piano, Nouvel and Foster have their signature in this European capital.

Gendarmaenmarkt, Berlin’s best square to wonder around and soak into the city’s atmosphere famous for the architectural trio composed of Deutscher und Französischer Dom (German and French cathedrals) and Schinkel’s Konzerthaus (concert hall).

Potsdamerplatz, masterplan by Renzo Piano that convinced many architects to join forces him in the redevelopment of the square. Walking around, you come across buildings by Kollhoff Tower by Hans Kollhoff, Roger Twins by Richard Rogers, Berliner Volksbank by Isozaki, Hotel Grand-Hyatt by Moneo.

In the Embassy District of Berlin, each one of the buildings distinctively reflect their heritage and history. The Nordic Embassies by Alfred Berger and Tiina Parkkinen, a six building complex enveloped by a green copper snake-like wall; Netherlands Embassy by OMA; Mexican Embassy by Gònzales de Leòn/Serrano; Embassy of the United States of America by Moore/Ruble/Yudel; Austrian Embassy by Hollein; Britain by Wilford; Italian by Canella and Switzerland by Diener & Diener.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Berlin Philharmonic by Hans Scharoun
  • Galeries Lafayette by Jean Nouvel
  • Q205 by Oswald Mathias Ungers
  • Quartier Schützenstrasse and Aldo Rossi’s concept of the historical urban structure
  • Checkpoint Charlie Museum and The Wall Museum
  • Exhibition Hall of the German Historical Museum by I.M. Pei
  • Berlin Hauptbahnhof by Meinhard von Gerkan
  • The Glass-Domed Reichstag – Parliament Building of reunified Germany – by Norman Foster
  • Federal Chancellery Building by Frank and Schulte
  • GSW HeadQuarters by Sauerbruch Hutton Architekten
  • Pariser Platz 3 by Gehry Partners
  • Unite d’Habitation of Berlin by Le Corbusier
  • Interbau Apartment House by Oscar Niemeyer
  • Jewish Museum Berlin by Daniel Libeskind
  • Velodrom by Dominique Perrault
  • Bauhaus Archive by Walter Gropius
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