New British Embassy, Berlin


  • Caption
    View of Exterior
Date
1994-2000
Location
Europe->Germany->Berlin (state)->Berlin
Description
The British Embassy is located on Wilhelmstrasse, in the Pariser Platz area of Berlin, where all new buildings are subject to very strict planning guidelines. It presents an open, contemporary and dignified frontage, whilst respecting the City's tradition of building massing, articulation and materials. A ceremonial grand staircase leads from the entrance court to a wintergarden around which the public elements of the Embassy are organised. These elements include a 200 seat conference room, the Ambassador's dining room and a library. The wintergarden is used as a venue for Embassy events such as receptions, trade fairs and exhibitions. Reference

Keywords: Germany, Berlin, Wilhelmstrasse, Pariser Platz, consulate, embassy, public building, sandstone, postmodernism, information centre.
Style/Period
1990s (1990 - 1999)
2000s (2000 - 2009)
Postmodern
Material
glass
sandstone
metal or metal products