architectural historian felix torkar has documented berlin’s brutalist structure on this new map through blue crow media. the map options fifty decided on structures from the 1950s to as of late, with unique pictures and knowledge that gives perception into the german town’s distinctive vary of concrete structure. from le corbusier’s variant of his iconic unité d’habitation social housing, to the windowless monolith of st. agnes church, which now serves as könig galerie’s exhibition area, discover berlin’s brutalist heritage within the images under.isothermische kugellabore, horst welser, 1959-6
all pictures through felix torkar for blue crow media
the structures integrated at the brutalist berlin map, constructed from the 1950s to as of late, replicate what felix torkar describes as the town’s ‘particular position within the historical past of contemporary structure.’ within the name’s advent, he describes how distinctive and fertile berlin was once for the generation’s architects, for ‘nowhere else on this planet did the opposing aspects of the chilly warfare converge in this type of tight area.’
‘in this political level structure served as a extremely visual image of each and every govt’s declare for supremacy on each side of the wall… most likely a part of what made brutalism such a success on the time was once that, to a point, architects have been subliminally designing fortress-like tasks in keeping with the worry of nuclear warfare, in particular prevalent in berlin,’ explains torkar, who’s recently writing his phd on neobrutalism at FU berlin.
st. agnes, werner düttmann, 1965–67
the e-newsletter seeks to position berlin’s brutalist structure inside a fluid historic context, and hopes to encourage locals to assist safe those outstanding structures inside their town’s architectural panorama. as torkar writes, the destiny of brutalist structures in berlin is very similar to the ones somewhere else, alternatively he does imagine there’s nonetheless a possibility to avoid wasting them.
‘unfortunately, most of the town’s brutalist structures are actually falling aside or had been broadly renovated or demolished. even though a rising choice of historic coverage insurance policies and a brand new era of architects construction in what might be termed a neobrutalist taste level to a budding brutalist renaissance,’ torkar notes.corbusierhaus, le corbusier, 1956–58
kirche mariä himmelfahrt (heute: mor-afrem-kirche), alfons boklage, 1964–66 institut für hygiene und mikrobiologie, fehling+gogel, 1966–74 parkhaus & wohnanlage kirchbachstraße 1–2, peter heinrichs, joachim wermund, 1977–79