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a+u 2022:11 Feature: Berlin

a+u 2022:11

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English + Japanese / 160 Pages / 219 x 292 mm / 600 g

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a+u’s November issue features the most recent wave of construction in Berlin. Thirty-two years have passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall – a period longer than the life of the wall itself – and the city has entered a new phase of normalization, with the genre, styles, and values of architecture being decidedly different from those of the post-Reunification euphoria. While major initiatives such as the restoration of Museum Island have brought glory back to the many monuments of historic Berlin, this current period of so-called normalization has benefited from Berlin’s “putatively abnormal, vacated, fragmented, and duplicative condition,” as outlined by Florian Hertweck. Berlin became a cultural capital that attracted young, risk-taking creatives, with opportunities for cross-disciplinary experimentations and collaborations. Self-determined building groups sought to provide well-designed and affordable housing by negotiating unwanted urban pockets and well-planned construction schemes.

While a+u 16:08 provides a comprehensive index to the landmarks of Berlin from Schinkel to the post-Reunification construction boom, this issue highlights 14 recent works that range from the restoration of Neues Museum to the conversion of an abandoned grocery store in the former East Berlin into a residence. They are representative of this new chapter in the city’s remarkable history. A series of thematic essays, on Museum Island, on Schinkelplatz, on the Tempelhof site, on building groups, underscore the complexities and challenges in this transformative process. (a+u)

Axel Springer Campus
Space Group of Floating e.V.
Floating Berlin
Brandlhuber+Emde, Burlon; Muck Petzet Architekten
David Chipperfield Architects
David Chipperfield Architects in collaboration with Julian Harrap Architects
Neues Museum

Museum Island
Barry Bergdoll
Rafael Moneo
100 Tempelhof
Alfredo Thiermann

Berlin – From Castle in the Air to Creative Metropolis
Florian Hertweck

Tanja Lincke Architekten
House on he Spree

augustinundfrank/winkler Architekten
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Hoidn Wang Partner
Barkow Leibinger
Apartment House Prenzlauer Berg
Sauerbruch Hutton
Haus 6

Baugruppen – Made for Berlin
Barbara Hoidn

FAR frohn&rojas
EM2N Architekten
New Housing on Briesestrasse
June14 Meyer-Grohbrügge & Chermayeff
Building Group Kurfürstenstrasse
Deadline Architekten

Berlin – From Critical to Populist Reconstruction
Wilfried Wang