BHC member Stephen Thomas gave a fascinating talk on Berlin architecture, which acted as an historical guide to visitors to Berlin and others interested in its history. Stephen outlined both the varying architectural style of buildings as well as the way in which they illustrate key periods in the history of the city itself. He showed images in different media to illustrate the many examples of buildings from the Prussian period, some remaining structures from the Third Reich and the recovery of the city from bomb damage. The talk also examined what is left of the East Berlin architecture of the GDR, the renovation and re-use of the city since the fall of the Wall, and the many new buildings by leading contemporary architects which now make up the current cityscape. Stephen showed us how Berlin is now a marvellous showcase of changing architectural styles : Neo-classical, Art Nouveau, Bauhaus Modernism, as well as the varied patterns of current architecture.
Berlin in 1871
Le Corbusier apartments today
Model of Albert Speer’s mega-plan for ‘Germania’
July 29, 2018 4:00 pmUPFEST 2018 – MEET THE ARTISTS EVENT