Kulturforum Berlin

4 September 2019 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Berlin, General, Museums, Exhibitions

Gemäldegalerie © Membeth

Gemäldegalerie © Membeth

The Kulturforum is a collection of cultural buildings in Berlin. It was built up in the 1950s and 1960s at the edge of West Berlin, after most of the once unified city’s cultural assets had been lost behind the Berlin Wall. The Kulturforum is characterized by its innovative modernist architecture; several buildings are distinguished by the organic designs of Hans Scharoun, and the Neue Nationalgalerie was designed by Mies van der Rohe. Today, the Kulturforum lies immediately to the west of the redeveloped commercial node of Potsdamer Platz.   read more…

The Berliner Philharmonie

16 May 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Architecture, Berlin, General, Opera Houses, Theaters, Libraries

Kammermusiksaal © Jorge Franganillo/cc-by-sa-4.0

Kammermusiksaal © Jorge Franganillo/cc-by-sa-4.0

The Berliner Philharmonie is a concert hall in Berlin. Home to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the building is acclaimed for both its acoustics and its architecture. Actually a two-venue facility with connecting lobby, the Philharmonie comprises a Großer Saal of 2,440 seats for orchestral concerts and a chamber-music hall, the Kammermusiksaal, of 1,180 seats. Though conceived together, the smaller venue was added only in the 1980s.   read more…

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