Berlin Architecture

Berlin Architecture Resource

There is so much to learn about the Modern Architecture of Berlin,

our featured books…

     

Dutch Embassy In Berlin By Oma/Rem Koolhaas  by Rem Koolhaas, 2004

Sketches, drawings and models illustrate the design’s points of departure, and Koolhaas himself expounds upon the project’s context.  Everything you need to know and more about this fantastic example of modern architecture.

BUILDING BERLIN Vol 1.: The Latest Architecture in and out of the Capital by Chamber of Architects Berlin (ed.), 2012

The overview of more than 70 contemporary projects in and from Berlin is augmented by architecture essays by renowned authors and interviews.

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Modern Architecture in Berlin by Rolf Rave, 2009

With texts and images, the book presents 466 architectural works built from 1907 to the present day. The author’s choices support the greater intention to present what can now be deemed contemporary, typical, and exemplary about every period of Berlin’s diverse, irregular, and amazingly rich architectural history.

Berlin – The Architecture Guide: Updated (Architecture Guides) by Braun Publishing, 2012

This architectural guide provides expert guides to the capital city and largest metropolis in Germany.


Daniel Libeskind: Jewish Museum Berlin: Museum Building Guides by Daniel Libeskind, 2011

For Libeskind, a Polish Jew raised not far from Berlin who lost many relatives in the Holocaust, this extraordinary building was an intensely personal undertaking.


Holocaust Memorial Berlin: Eisenman Architects by Hanno Rauterberg, 2005

The enormity and scale of the horror of the Holocaust is such that any attempt to represent it by traditional means is inevitably inadequate . . . Our memorial attempts to present a new idea of memory as distinct from nostalgia . . . We can only know the past today through a manifestation in the present. Peter Eisenman

A Guide to Modern Architecture

5 Tips to Visit Berlin Modern Architecture

There is A LOT of modern architecture in Berlin.  There is so much new architecture to visit the following tips will help you make the most of your trip and your modern architectural visits.

1.  Research & Prioritize

This should be a general rule however if you are in Berlin for a week or less you will not get to it all so spend a bit of time deciding your ‘must sees’.  There are also a number of buildings which close, even some of the public monuments and memorials so make note of the hours of operation.  Berlin may not be a city where you can sleep in everyday or you will miss out on those open hours of operation.  The Berlin Directory at architectureGROUPIE.com includes links to the building websites so you can confirm the hours of operation.

2.  Up High and Down Low

The TV Tower can be seen everywhere in Berlin, with its loaded history it now contains an observatory deck with a 360 degree view of Berlin.  This is a great place to get an overall sense of the location of neighborhoods, architecture and monuments as well as observe how the east and west divide can still be seen in the building mass and city plan arrangement.  Learn more at:  www.tv-turm.de

A boat tour is always a nice break from the walking and trekking but from the water you will be able to get a great view of many architectural gems which front on the waterway.  For tour information visit www.berlin-info.com  which offer many different tour options.

3.  Guides:

When I was in Berlin I brought two travel books which I used and referred to constantly:  I never left my hotel with the Knopf MapGuide: Berlin and the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Berlin.
      

To help you with your research before you leave the Visit Berlin website is jamb packed with information, it is definitely worth a good review before you leave.

4. Guide to Modern Berlin Architecture

A Guide to Modern ArchitectureTo help you discover the modern Berlin architecture you should visit architectureGROUPIE.com/Berlin which is a comprehensive catalog of many modern gems.  The address and closest transit stop is listed to help you on your travels as well as a link to the website and a feature or tip about the building.  All the information is compiled to make your architectural visits easy.

5.  The BVG

The trains (subway) in Berlin will get you everywhere you need to go – they are easy and on time.   The BVG offers some great deals for visitors which get you discounts to a number of other locations and you can buy it online from home so you don’t need to waste valuable vacation time.  Visit:  www.bvg.de

Happy journeys in Berlin.