Berlin is not only a cultural metropolis known for its young and active party, fashion, film, music and more recently food scene, but has also established a firm hold in the international ranking of science and research hubs.
About 200.000 people from all over the world study, teach and do research at four universities, four art schools, seven technical colleges and numerous private institutions. Technology parks, laboratories, research centers and business incubators are constantly enriching the scientific landscape with new buildings. In addition to highly specialized research buildings the numerous libraries and university faculties play a major role in contemporary architecture. New campus libraries at the Freie Universität or the growing faculties at the Humboldt Universität in the successful Adlershof science
park produce innovative buildings and call for architectural expeditions into the world of laboratories, lecture halls and media centres.


Adlershof science park
Faculty of Physics at the Humboldt Universität (Augustin und Frank), Center for Photonics and Optical Technologies (Sauerbruch Hutton), Adlershof student village (die Zusammenarbeiter), windchannel, Erwin Schrödinger Zentrum (Gössler Kinz Kerber Kreienbaum), campus housing (various architects)


Campus Freie Universität
Henry Ford building (Gustav Müller, Franz Heinrich Sobotka), Silver- and Rustpavilion (Georges Candilis, Alexis Josic, Shadrach Woods und Manfred Schiedhelm, Sanierung Norman Foster), ‚The Brain‘ Philological Library of the Freie Universität (Norman Foster), Woodpavilion (Florian Nagler)


Halfday-tour of Adlershof or Freie Universität, duration approx. 3-4h

viable also as day-tour of both, duration approx. 8h