Ralf Schüler and Ursulina Schüler-Witte Architects, Tower Restaurant Steglitz, circa 1980, um 1980
Ralf Schüler and Ursulina Schüler-Witte Architects, Tower Restaurant Steglitz, circa 1980, um 1980

Ralf Schüler and Ursulina Schüler-Witte Architects

Tower Restaurant Steglitz, circa 1980

The 47-metre-high “Tower Restaurant Steglitz”, opened in Berlin in 1976, was the first construction by young architects Ralf Schüler and Ursulina Schüler-Witte perceived by a wider public. It was produced as part of their plans for the two-storey “underground station Schloßstrasse” and together with the station it forms an overall complex of uniform design. Known locally as the “Beer Brush” because of its angularly jutting, bright red crown and usage as a restaurant, today the building is seen as an outstanding example of post-war architectural modernism in Berlin.

Since October 2010, the Berlinische Galerie has kept material pertaining to the life’s work of the architect couple Ralf Schüler and Ursulina Schüler-Witte, who achieved world-wide fame with their design for the building of the International Congress Centre Berlin (ICC) opened in 1979.
Collection: plans, drawings, sketches, models, photographs, film and sound documents, archive items (ca. 250 projects)

Tower Restaurant Steglitz, circa 1980
Colour print
13 x 18 cm
Donation by the architects, 2010

© Berlinische Galerie, 2011
Photo: Ralf Schüler


 
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