Architecture City Guide: Berlin

This week, with the help of our readers, our Architecture City Guide is headed to Berlin. The twentieth century changed nearly all cities, but perhaps none more so than Berlin. From its destruction in World War II that left few historic buildings intact to its division until 1989 that brought together the architecture of two competing ideologies into one city, Berlin’s modern and contemporary architecture speaks to a past that seldom accompanies such recent additions. The city is filled with new and wonderful architecture that might not have found space in other cities in Europe. With that in mind, we were unable feature all our readers’ suggestions on the first go around. We will be adding to the list in the near future, so please add more of your favorites in the comment section below. Once again, thanks to all our readers for your help.

The Architecture City Guide: Berlin list and corresponding map after the break.

  • Berlin Philharmonic / Hans Scharoun
  • Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum / Max Dudler
  • GSW HeadQuarters / Sauerbruch Hutton Architekten
  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe / Peter Eisenman
  • Jewish Museum Berlin / Daniel Libeskind
  • Reichstag / Norman Foster
  • Pariser Platz 3 / Gehry Partners
  • Neue National Gallery in Berlin / Mies van der Rohe
  • Neues Museum / David Chipperfield Architects with Julian Harrap
  • Unite d’Habitation of Berlin / Le Corbusier
  • Interbau Apartment House / Oscar Niemeyer
  • Kino International / Josef Kaiser
  • The International Congress Center ICC / Ralf Schüler & Ursulina Schüler-Witte
  • Exhibition Hall of the German Historical Museum / I.M. Pei
  • Berliner Congress Center / Hermann Henselmann
  • Fernsehturm Alexanderplatz, TV-tower Alexanderplatz / Hermann Henselmann
  • AEG Turbinenfabrik / Peter Behrens
  • Chapel of Reconciliation / Reitermann and Sassenroth
  • Netherlands Embassy /
  • Slender-Bender / deadline > office for architectural services
  • Bauhaus Archive /
  • The Schillerpark Settlement / Bruno Taut
  • Wohnhaus Schlesisches Tor / Alvaro Siza Vieira
  • Velodrom / Dominique Perrault

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Cite: Henry, Christopher. "Architecture City Guide: Berlin" 27 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 16 Sep 2014. <>


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    Great! I’ll be in Berlin on november.. is there a way to download this map and use it with an Iphone?

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    Peter Behrens was one of the pioneers in the modernism and one of his successful projects along this movement which well received from public was AEG turbine factory (1907-1909) Berlin, Germany which can be seen on the pictures above. AEG turbine factory was a modern building because of number of reasons, For instance, choice of materials, such as glass or ornamental steel columns which happened because of the respect that Behrens had to previous styles.

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