A CUT THROUGH THE INNER CITY
Cutting through the city along Friedrichstraße, our walk begins at one of the most famous urban buildings of classic modernism, the IG Metall house by Erich Mendelsohn dating from 1927. The area of southern Friedrichstadt, being the central area of the Internationale Bauausstellung in the years 1984-87, was a place of pilgrimage for architects in the 80s.
30+ years later, new things comes into being: a self-determined place to live and work near the former central flower market and the new media campus of the Axel Springer publishing house at Checkpoint Charlie. The tour ends with the lighthouse projects in the historical heart of Berlins center: the construction sites of the Humboldt Forum (former city palace) and the new entrance building to the Museum Island.
Walk along Friedrichstraße
IG Metall house (Erich Mendelsohn), Jewish Museum and Academy (Daniel Libeskind), Live & Work at Blumenmarkt, IBA 1984-87 - residential projects (Kollhoff&Ovaska, Arata Isozaki, Hermann Hertzberger), GSW highrise building (sauerbruch hutton), Axel-Springer-Campus (Rem Koolhaas, OMA), Gendarmenmarkt, Schlossplatz with Berliner Dom (Julius Carl Raschdorff), Colonnade Courtyard (Levin Monsigny), New Museum (Friedrich August Stüler, David Chipperfield), James Simon Gallery - new entrance building (David Chipperfield)
Duration approximately 2,5 hours
Bookable as a walkabout tour or as an extended bike tour including a visit of Berlin‘s official city model