IBA Housing by Peter Eisenman, Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin, Germany

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John P. Schooley Jr. (was created by)
Groetzbach, Plessow and Ehlers (architect)
Eisenman/Robertson Architects (was created by)
Peter D. Eisenman (architect)
"The first and second stories of the building's side-street elevation are given over to a museum memorializing the Berlin Wall, with exhibitions focusing on various forms of resistance to tyranny. The displays extend through a warren of undifferentiated galleries reaching from Eisenman's main building into the sliver beside it and then into the adjoining 19th-century building." --Oppenheimer Dean, A. (1988). Bright Face in a Grim Neighborhood: IBA Social Housing. Architecture: The AIA Journal, 77(5), 170-171. From 1961 to 1990, Checkpoint Charlie in the Friedrichstrasse was the only border crossing point for the Berlin Wall for Allies, foreigners, and select others. Today, the checkpoint is commemorated by a border sign and a soldier's post. The museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie tells the history of the Wall. Keywords: Germany, Berlin, historic sites, gatehouses, frontier house, views, residential structures/ housing, exhibitions and exhibition structures, and multistory buildings. Submitted by Zachary Snyder.
1980s (1980 - 1989)