Berlin Philharmonic Hall on fire

Another fire on a remarkable building. Today, the Philharmonic Hall by Hans Schauron caught fire. Firemen were able to control it, but its outer metal skin collapsed. Structural damage is unknown at the time, but it was seriously damaged by fire and water.

This building, finished in 1963, was an icon for the Expressionist movement, with a great acoustic work achieved trough it´s inner spaciality which conditioned its external appearance.

Pictures before and during the fire after the break.

Pictures via Great Buildings.

Cite: Basulto, David. "Berlin Philharmonic Hall on fire" 20 May 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 17 Sep 2014. <>


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    This is so sad! It is such a beautiful building. I hope they manage to restore it.

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    its so painful 2 C the fire, actually its so so so so so promising 2 c how the building is resistanced 2 the fire…

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