How to Travel Like an Architect in … Berlin

In this ongoing series, we aim to give you a travel guide to cities around the globe — with an architectural twist. These tours offer chances to experience great design that ranges from traditional tourist hot spots to hidden gems within the world’s metropolises. After New York City, Los Angeles, Detroit, Havana and Rio de Janeiro, we head across the Atlantic to one of the jewels of Europe: Berlin. Via Meros Catch a concert at: Berliner Philharmoniker by Hans Scharoun, Herbert-von-Karajan-Strasse 1 Designed by German architect Hans Scharoun, the Berlin Philharmonic concert hall is formally and conceptually influenced by music. The organic shapes and brightly colored façade make the building stand out next to neighboring cultural institutions in the Kulturforum neighborhood. Built to project and amplify music in every corner of the room, Scharoun’s dynamic concert hall inspired future performance spaces including Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Sydney Opera House and the Paris Philharmonic. Take a tour of: The Reichstag by Foster + Partners, Platz Strasse 1 Foster + Partners revitalized the German seat of government, known as the Reichstag, by adding a glass dome to the iconic 19th-century building. ...
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