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Embassies and State Representations

The return of the embassies to the former noble villa quarter in Tiergarten has produced a collection of contemporary architecture with ambitious building concepts. Under the National Socialists, monumental new embassy buildings were constructed, for example for Japan, Italy, Spain and Denmark. After the Second World War, Berlin’s special political status and the relocation of the capital to Bonn plunged the entire quarter into a deep sleep.
Today, the colourful mix of state representations and embassies inspires visitors, presenting itself to them like an open-air architecture exhibition. The tour illustrates the diversity of the participating states and countries. One of the highlights of this tour is the new construction of a common house for the five Nordic countries Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland by six different architectural offices: the Nordic Embassies.

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Project selection Embassies

Nordic Embassies Berger + Parkkinen I 3xN Architects I Pálmar Kristmundsson I Snøhetta I Viiva arkkitehtuuri Oy I Gert Wingårdh I Pysall Ruge
Embassy of India Léon Wohlhage Wernik
Embassy of Mexico Gonzales Léon
Embassy of Austria Hans Hollein
Embassy of South Africa MMS
Embassy of Turkey Nickol Schmidt Hillig
Embassy of Japan Ludwig Moshamer I Caesar Pinnau I HPP International
Embassy of Italy Friedrich Hetzelt I Vittorio de Feo
Embassy of Estonia Reimarus & Hetzel
Embassy of the Slowak Republic Häffner + Zenk

State representations and other buildings

Bremen Léon Wohlhage Wernik
North Rhein Westphalia Petzinka, Pink und Partner
Baden-Württemberg Dietrich Bangert
Konrad Adenauer Foundation Thomas van den Valentien
Bundeswehr (German armed forces) Memorial meck architekten
Diplomats’ Park Florian Fischötter I Frank Schiffer I Klaus Theo Brenner I Haas

Duration approx. 3h
can be combined with the classic tour City West