Tag Archives: architecture

Photo Exhibition: International Congress Centrum Berlin (ICC)

The International Congress Centrum Berlin (ICC) is probably one of the most important post-war buildings of West-Berlin. The building is a gem of architecture of the seventies, a design icon of international importance. Currently the ICC is closed for renovation. But luckily enough the Berlin parliament decided for its renovation  not for its demolition. In […]

Berlin City Palace – historical and current photos

Since 2012 the inner city area around Schlossplatz is a gigantic construction site: the Humboldtforum is built where Berlin’s City Palace once was. I know, most people refer to the new building as ‘The City Castle’ or just “The Castle” – but only because it looks like a castle and it’s located where the old […]

Berlin architecture exhibition at Stilwerk

This friday (20th March) the Berlin chamber of architects (Architektenkammer) will open an exhibition of Berlin architecture at Stilwerk in Berlin-Charlottenburg. On display are 65 architecture projects from Berlin – and by Berlin architects. You can have a preview of all 65 exhibited projects at the homepage of Architektenkammer Berlin: http://www.ak-berlin.de/publicity/ak/internet.nsf/tindex/de_da_2015_projekte.htm da! Architektur in und […]

another real estate project in Prenzlauer Berg

If you’ve been to Kastanienalle in Prenzlauer Berg, you probably know this wide open space opposite of the Biergarden Prater that was used as a parking area for ages. Nothing special – just some space for about 100 cars, some trees, some trash, some graffiti – a short cut and an open view connecting Kastanienallee […]

Berlin-Wall-Paper – Notes from News

The mayor of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, Monika Herrmann is currently loudly thinking and talking about installing Coffee Shops to undermine the local *soft drug business*. Finally!! And skyscrapers are back: US-American investor Hines is planning to build a high rise building at Alexanderplatz. The tower would reach 150m in height, that’s about 50m beneath the visitor platform […]