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Embassy Japan

Embassy Japan

A thorough restoration took place on the old building from the 30's where the Japanese Embassy is now. The building looks calm and quiet, showing just the peace after the war it went throw.

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Categories: urban

Embassy Italy

Embassy Italy

In the 30's Hitler's favorite architect, Albert Speer, planned the Diplomatic Quarter letting the friend-countries of Germany have their representative buildings constructed here. In 1939 Italy, Spain and Japan occupied their privileged space.

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Categories: urban

Embassy Israel

Embassy Israel

With the complexity and symbolism of an Israeli representative building in Germany, and the coming together of cultures and times, architecture seems to be the best mediator. 

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Categories: urban

Embassy Cyprus

Embassy Cyprus

This building was born out of a 20th Century competition and is a almost entirely well kept, specially its faceted facade that gives a special look to the area.

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Categories: urban

Embassy Czech Republic

Embassy Czech Republic

It is one of the few embassies in this area from the GDR period, which clearly supports the brutalism style with the idea of being dominant and solitaire.

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Categories: urban

Embassy Brazil

Embassy Brazil

One of the biggest embassies is Brazil's +7,000 mbuilding. It was adapted to an existing residential building from the 20's that was later used as guesthouse by the GDR. The building fits with the river's surroundings and the design gives it a Mediterranean look.

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Categories: urban

Embassy Australia

Embassy Australia

This protected building is located in the banks of the Spree River close to the Fischerinsel (Fisher Island). It used to be occupied by the textile industry and later by the wood trading industry.

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Categories: urban

Embassy Netherlands

Embassy Netherlands

Situated among other embassies and the Spree River, the design of Rotterdam's controversial and contemporary-avant-gard architect Rem Koolhaas responded with the concept of "Contextualized Solitude".


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Categories: urban

Glockenturm Olympiastadion

Glockenturm Olympiastadion

"Bell Tower at Olympic Stadium"
Visit Berlin's main Stadium and go on top of the 7 million Euros (las renovation cost) tower standing slender and discrete. The shell-limestone cladding would give a homely look if it were not for the supporting pillar structure's great scale.

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Categories: urban

Flakturm Humboldthain

Flakturm Humboldthain

"Blockhouse Tower"
Anti-aircraft gun blockhouse towers above ground were constructed in cities like Hamburg, Stuttgart, Frankfurt Main and Berlin in Germany during WWII to coordinate and defend against Allied air raids and as shelters for thousands of people.

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Categories: green spaces / urban

Victoria Park

Victoria Park

Urban park with a great view of the city. 

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Categories: green spaces

Teufelsberg & Drachenberg

Teufelsberg & Drachenberg

"Devil's Mountain & Dragon Mountain"

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Categories: green spaces / urban

Excelsior House Building and Solar Restaurant

Excelsior House Building and Solar Restaurant

"Excelsior House and Solar"
The building was designed in the 60's modernist style, when men were idealized to live inside machines or concrete boxes while their vehicles waited at the inside parking lots. Despite the building's modest look, the inside of Solar Restaurant and its view from the terrace have been talked about in National Geographic Magazine.

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Categories: shop & eat / urban

Kollhof Turm

Kollhof Turm

"Kollhoff Tower"
It is one of the 19 buildings designed for the new Potsdamer Platz district by the international team of architects, headed by Renzo Piano. A tower itself, it stands tall between Renzo Piano's residential building tower and Helmut Jahn's Deutsche Bahn glass facade high-rises, but with a very different look.


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Categories: urban

Reichstag Dom

Reichstag Dom

"Parliament" Dome
With the renovation and extension it continued to be a symbol of reunification. The neo-Classic shaped dome is transformed into a transparent energy efficient structure that allows the public an inside look at the very own main parliament chamber every day.


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Categories: urban

Siegessäule

Siegessäule

"Victory Column"
Located in the middle of the Großer Stern roundabout, location given by Speer and Hitler during their urban planning improvements. 

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Categories: cultural / urban

Berliner Dom

Berliner Dom

"Berlin Cathedral"
In the Lustgarten , once part of the GDR, the Dome stands in the middle of the Museuminsel and what will again become the Stadtschloss. This mighty protestant church was both court church and place of burial.

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Categories: cultural / urban

Fernsehturm

Fernsehturm

"Television Tower"
We could not avoid including Berlin's icon into this list. We believe history also gives value to architecture, and when it carries in its back a ton of social significance we think it is worth knowing more about it, including its design!


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Categories: cultural / urban