Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Modern buildings of the fast growing capital of Germany, Berlin

The capital of Germany, Berlin is one of the fastest growing cities of Europe. The city was heavily bombarded in World War II and during the Cold War, many areas were just empty places. One of the new developed areas is Potsdamerplatz. Everywhere you walk you see futuristic buildings emerging.

Some of them use glass and metal in a high rise construction others work with colours and unusual shapes like the Vattenfall building with the white shark fin. Near the Tiergarten you find the Intercontinental Hotel with its pyramid entrance. The enormous white buildings of the government administration can be noticed from a distance. No doubt that the O2 World Arena and the HumboldtBox Infocenter are some of the most eccentric constructions.

De hoofdstad van Duitsland, Berlijn is één van de snelst groeiende steden van Europa. De stad werd zwaar gebombardeerd gedurende de Tweede Wereldoorlog en tijdens de Koude Oorlog waren er veel braak liggende gebieden. Een voorbeeld van een nieuw ontwikkeld gebied is Potsdamerplatz. Overal waar je wandelt zie je moderne futuristische gebouwen oprukken. 

Sommige gebruiken veel glas en metaal voor hun wolkenkrabbers anderen werken met kleur en ongebruikelijke vormen. Het Vattenfall gebouw heeft een dak in de vorm van een witte haaienvin. In de buurt van de dierentuin vind je het Intercontinental Hotel met een ingang in piramidevorm. Het enorme witte gebouw is de administratie van de Kanselarij, iets dat je van verre al opmerkt. Zonder enige twijfel zijn gebouwen zoals de O2 World Arena en het HumboldtBox Infocenter bij de meest excentrieke moderne bouwwerken.. 
 
Modern Buildings of Berlin

Modern Buildings of Berlin

Modern Buildings of Berlin

Modern Buildings of Berlin

Modern Buildings of Berlin

Modern Buildings of Berlin

Modern Buildings of Berlin

Modern Buildings of Berlin

Modern Buildings of Berlin

Modern Buildings of Berlin

Modern Buildings of Berlin

Previous Berlin article: Congress centre or the modern “Haus der Kulturen der Welt” in Berlin

Previous Modern Buildings article: Modern buildings of The Hague, the governmental capital of The Netherlands

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14 comments:

  1. Ah Filip, I so love your Berlin photos! I did some nearly looking the same.... the Mauerläufer in front of the Springer House, The Cube.... so many nice motives.

    Actually I am working at Geneva and hope very much to get a shot of the Mont Blanc. He is still hiding but I see the Alpes.

    Liebe Grüße,
    Pia

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  2. vooruitstrevende architectuur Filip

    knap in beeld gebracht

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  3. Mooie serie zo!
    Groetjes, Mirthe

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  4. I LOVE the faces looking out the windows!!!!! And of course the cute bear, that seems so unlike Germany.

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  5. Oh my goodness, you present such a lovely view of Berlin! I wonder the building that has the word Checkpoint on it, is that near the old Checkpoint Charlie location? I was there when I was 13 years old! (Only on the west side! of the wall)

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  6. Het ene al mooier/specialer dan het andere, Filip !
    Lie(f)s.

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  7. Some very interesting buildings here. I especially think the building with all of the faces is very unique! Great shots. Have never had the chance to visit berlin, but it looks very interesting

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  8. The Architectures are really 'sharp' !

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  9. Modern and unusual. Great tour of the city.

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  10. Those buildings look fantastic, a change from seeing the 'old'.

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  11. Just had a quick catch up with your berlin posts. It looks a very interesting city now with a very interesting history too. Some of the buildings are fantastic some look a bit of a hotch potch. I haven't been to Berlin so it is great to see it here. When we were in Dresden we saw the amazing VW factory made entirely out of glass.

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  12. Well well, there is some amazing architectural building going on here Filip, my green sculpture looks quite 'ordinary' compared :)

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  13. Wat is de Potsdamer plaats veranderd. Groetjes Dietmut

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