Architecture City Guide: Berlin

This week, with the help of our readers, our Architecture City Guide is headed to . The twentieth century changed nearly all cities, but perhaps none more so than . 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, ’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.

AD Classics: Berlin Philharmonic / Hans Scharoun

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Hans Scharoun is a well known German architect best known for his design of the Philharmonic concert hall in , .  Completed in 1963, Scharoun’s organic and futuristic aesthetic interpretation for the concert was a replacement for the previous Philharmonic that was destroyed in WWII.  Scharoun’s design was fairly straightforward that focused on placing music at the center of his design, both conceptually and physically. From the center, the music would be amplified and filtered throughout the auditorium.

More on the Berlin Philharmonic after the break.

AD Classics: Berlin Philharmonic

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Architects:
Location: Berlin,
Architect: Hans Scharoun
References: greatbuildings.com, wikiarquitectura.com
Year: 1963
Photographs: Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Photographs of Architecture