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The New Berlin - International designs for public buildings and embassies since 1990

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© Courtesy of Berlinische Galerie
The New Berlin - International designs for public buildings and embassies since 1990

Alte Jakobstraße 124-128
10969 Berlin
Germany
February 21st, 2013 - September 30th, 2013
Opening: February 21st, 2013 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.berlinischegalerie.de
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
friedrichshain-kreuzberg
EMAIL:  
bg@berlinischegalerie.de
PHONE:  
+49 (0) 30 – 789 02 – 600
OPEN HOURS:  
Wed - Mon 10am-6pm
TAGS:  
models, photography

DESCRIPTION

Berlin was reinstated as the German capital when the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic reunited. The federal government, the parliament and almost all diplomatic missions moved to the country’s new political hub. Following a number of competitions for urban and architectural design, the districts of Mitte and Tiergarten became home to a new government district and some embassies of notable design quality.

Models, drawings and photographs from our collection, complemented by loans, illustrate these competition entries – some implemented and others not – as options for the expression of power. They also stand, however, as works in their own right, embodying conceptual creativity and exploiting construction techniques. The projects on display range from the German Foreign Office, Reichstag and official residences of the German Chancellor and President to embassies for countries such as India, Mexico, the Netherlands and Turkey.