art:berlin

Discount: 20 % on regular ticket price*

International Architecture
1957 The Hansaviertel

Meeting Point: in front of Grips Theater, Altonaer Str. 22, 10557 Berlin

The Hansaviertel has originally been used as an exhibition area for contemporary residential architecture during Interbau in the heart of Western Berlin. It has become a popular quarter for living. In competition to East Berlin’s prestigious Stalinallee, it was the declared goal to develop a surrounding of highest quality while considering social aspects. The guidelines followed were inspired by the Weimarer Republic’s societal demands: balconies, accessible rooftops, green surroundings, air and light, modern building technology. The involved planners were international: The Grand Master Otto Bartning was responsible for the general planning, the most renown architects from all around the world developed high and low rises. Right in between those buildings we will find works of Walter Gropius, Gustav Hasenpflug and Eduard Ludwig.

International Architecture Berlin
International Architecture Berlin
International Architecture Berlin
International Architecture Berlin

National Architecture GDR
The Stalinallee

Meeting Point: in front of Café Moskau, Karl-Marx-Allee 34, 10178 Berlin

The Stalinallee is known as one of the most exciting and monumental solutions for urban development and that is also why it is applying for the World Heritage List. Its architectural characteristics can be considered as a direct outcome of the young GDR State’s political expression and economic possibilities in the 50s and 60s of the 20th century. Especially German architects, either trained directly by the „Schule für Gestaltung Bauhaus“ or radically influenced by the idea of the „Neues Bauen“ in the 20s, were highly engaged during the planning and implementation of the project. We follow the paths of this architectural history and its conflicts during a walk through the residential district.

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Karl-Marx-Allee
Karl-Marx-Allee
Karl-Marx-Allee
Karl-Marx-Allee von oben

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