A+u 22:11, 626: Feature: Berlin (Paperback)
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 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. Text in English and Japanese.
a+u - Architecture and Urbanism - is a monthly architectural magazine established in 1971 that highlights a broad range of the work and activities of top contemporary architects from around the world in a well-presented format.