Architecture in the Sixties
Urban planning and construction in divided Berlin
Architecture and urban design from the sixties still set their stamp on the Berlin townscape. Many key planning decisions were made in the sixties and some striking buildings were constructed during that period. The Berlinische Galerie will present the first ever comprehensive overview of this architectural heritage in both East and West Berlin. Historical documents, some familiar and others of more recent origin, illustrate political, social and technical visions for developing a city that had suffered severe destruction in previous decades and was then divided by the Wall. Alongside themes such as the objectives, common denominators and distinguishing factors that define a selection of these developments, such as Stalinallee, Alexanderplatz, Breitscheidplatz and the Märkisches Viertel, the exhibition explores features of these architectural designs that reveal international networking between those involved or else illustrate how knowledge of international trends was reflected in concrete designs.
About 300 works by some 30 architects, planning partnerships, photographers and artists will be on display.
The exhibition draws its inspiration and point of departure from the museum’s own architecture collection.
We are grateful to the Friends of the Berlinische Galerie for providing the funds to make this exhibition possible.
Architects (selected): Candilis Josic Woods mit Schiedhelm, Werner Düttmann, Fehling + Gogel, Heinz Graffunder, Walter Gropius, Rolf Gutbrod, Hermann Henselmann, Georg Heinrichs, Josef Kaiser, Gerhard Kosel, Mies van der Rohe, Ulrich Müther, Hans Scharoun, Oswald Mathias Ungers, Manfred Zumpe
closed on Tuesday
closed on 24.12. and 31.12.
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