Social Science Research Center Berlin


Caption
View of Exterior
Location
Europe->Germany->Berlin (state)->Berlin
Description
"Wissenschaftszentrum or Science Centre or the "Wedding cake" to Berliners...is a startling building to see in Berlin where buildings tend to be very corporate or an imperial legacy. Part of the Kulturforum, it peers over the wall of the sculpture court of the Neue Nationalgalerie and is actually four separate buildings. Clustered around a courtyard, each building represents an historical building type: the church; stoa; campanile; and amphitheater. A fifth building, the castle, was unbuilt. The buildings are unified by the coloured stucco and have simple detailing. Window surrounds are simple rectalinear hoods." -http://germany.archiseek.com/brandenburg/berlin/wissenschaftszentrum.html

Keywords: Germany, rsearch structures, stucco cladding. Submitted by Michael Cadwell for ARCH 626.
Style/Period
1980s (1980 - 1989)
Source
Image is from Architectural Record publication