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Berlin by Matschinsky

Berlin by Matschinsky

The chromed nickel steel sculpture represents a broken chain, symbolizing the division between East and West.

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Categories: cultural / urban

Palais Eger

Palais Eger

From lumberyard to royal house to refugee center to art meeting place. This exquisite example of the Belle Epoque style is now home to the renowned Moeller Fine Art Gallery.

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Categories: urban

St. Agnes Church

St. Agnes Church

A former catholic church in brutalist style now hosts conceptual art exhibitions from Johann König Gallery, one of the world's top 100 galleries.

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Categories: urban

Amerika Haus

Amerika Haus

After 8 years of practical abandonment the "House of America" will be reopened in 2014 for a wider culture-loving audience with the C/O Gallery.

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Categories: urban

Markthalle III

Markthalle III

This brick building went from "Market Place" to concert house, to editorial, to detention center, to housing the DAAD Galery.

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Categories: urban

Edison Höfe

Edison Höfe

The "Edison Courtyards", the first location of the Electrical Company AEG who commercialized Thomas Edison's light bulb, now is home to the art gallery Mehdi Chouakri.

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Categories: urban

Jüdische Mädchenschule

Jüdische Mädchenschule

Originally designed to be a "Jewish School for Girls" in the late 20's, this industrial-style building was also adapted to be a military hospital, host a Berlin Biennale and now it is an art center with galleries, a museum and a restaurant. 

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Categories: museums & galleries / cultural / urban

Embassy United Kingdom

Embassy United Kingdom

One can say the witty English personality is part of this building's facade, with a colorful and playful structure that picks out from a classical pattern of a three-divided Italian Palazzo.

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Categories: urban

Embassy Nordic States

Embassy Nordic States

5 countries come together in a joint project of the Nordic Countries embassy. Along with a communal house, the 6 buildings are linked by passages and green areas following the same composition lines.

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Categories: urban

Embassy Mexico

Embassy Mexico

A white 18m tall concrete curtain becomes lighter as one surrounds the building until the glass entrance is found. The different visual perspectives that the Mexican embassy adopts make it one of the Diplomatic Quarter's favorites.

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Categories: urban

Embassy India

Embassy India

A dialog between architecture and art takes place in the Indian embassy building; the architecture is an impression of traditional Indian arts and crafts into a modern language.

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Categories: urban

Embassy Hungary

Embassy Hungary

The massive volume that took the place of a protected building, and which is at the same time proportionate, consists of hand-made ornamented ceramic plates intending to be reminiscent of the secession architecture.

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Categories: urban

Embassy Egypt

Embassy Egypt

A massive red cube synthesizes a 7000-year-old civilization. With reliefs around its facade and inside the building's lobby the design captures hieroglyphics and symbols representing Egypt's history and traditions.

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Categories: urban

Austrian Embassy

Austrian Embassy

A green U-form volume, a red cube and a black prism look like a building collage joined together by the same-size rectangular perforations.

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Categories: urban

Embassy Uzbekistan

Embassy Uzbekistan

This curious mix of Prussian and Oriental traditions in one modest-looking building has been, in different times, home to a military realm, a restaurant, a brothel and now an embassy.

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Categories: urban

Embassy Switzerland

Embassy Switzerland

A building, part minimalist and part 19th Century, stands beside the Federal Chancellery. The war almost destroyed it but still it has managed to survive and fit among all new 21st Century buildings.

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Categories: urban

Spanish Embassy

Spanish Embassy

The embassy stands on a faceted corner close to its neighbors from Japan and Italy. After the war the covering of fascist reliefs took place with plain squared profiles.

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Categories: urban

Embassy Russia

Embassy Russia

The building is a not so shy representation of the international neo-traditionalism of the 1950's, which was only maintained in Eastern Europe and was a model to follow by GDR architecture.

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Categories: urban

Embassy Rumania

Embassy Rumania

With its picturesque and very detailed facade, originally of a post office, one could not imagine that the whole construction celebrating the return of Rumania to the European Union is 8,400 m2

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Categories: urban

Embassy Oman

Embassy Oman

A successful mix of styles and cultures makes this building a good example of modernist (from the 1930-60's) elements that have become classics. The complex is formed by two isolated red brick "villas".

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Categories: urban