Architecture: Filmic Portraits of Selected Buildings in Germany

    Olympic Park Munich, Photo: Lukas Kurtz, LuxTonnerre on flickr.com

    “Please walk on the grass” – 40 Years Olympic Park Munich

    2012 marks a year of celebrations for the city of Munich. The most important celebrations is definitely the 40th anniversary of the Munich Olympic Park.More ...
    Museum of Military History, Dresden, Photo: © Bundeswehr/ Bienert

    “A Very German Project” – Dresden’s Museum of Military History

    The architecture of the Museum of Military History (Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr) is abrasive and has divided Dresdeners from the very start.More ...
    Dortmunder U, West front, copyright: Gerber Architekten/photo: Christian Richters; design for architecture competition: Gerber Architekten in collaboration with professor Gernot Schulz, further handling and implementation: Gerber Architekten, design: Eckhard Gerber

    The “Dortmund U” – a Beacon of Culture for the Ruhrgebiet

    The former fermentation and storage tower belonging to the Dortmunder Union brewery and its trademark “Dortmund U” has been converted into a centre for arts and media.More ...
    1-50 scale model; streetside open | Copyright: Manuel Herz Architekten

    Words On Walls – the New Synagogue in Mainz

    Its expressive character sets the new synagogue in Mainz apart from attempts by high-profile contemporary architects to achieve recognition through spectacular architecture.More ...
    VitraHaus, Architecture Herzog & de Meuron, Photo: Thomas Dix; Copyright: Vitra

    Show House – House Show. The VitraHaus by Herzog & de Meuron

    On the architecture campus at Vitra in Weil am Rhein there’s some more avant garde architecture to marvel at. The furniture manufacturers are showcasing their products in the new show home.More ...
    The chancellor’s bungalow,
Copyright: Tomas Riehle, Wüstenrot Stiftung

    Illuminating Example of a Period in History: The Chancellor’s Bungalow in Bonn

    In 2009, the former residence and reception building of Germany’s chancellors started opening its doors to the public.More ...
    The green roof is connected to wireless LAN and is used as a workplace. The 210 kWp building-integrated photo-voltaic system helps to improve the energy balance.
Copyright: SOLON SE

    Working World of the Future – the New Corporate Headquarters of the Solar Company Solon in Berlin

    How does a company that produces photo-voltaic elements present itself? Of course with a building optimised in terms of ecological and energy efficiency and with an impressive solar roof.More ...
    “Haus der Stille”: Copyright: Peter Kulka Architektur Köln GmbH

    An Ascetic Building – the “Haus der Stille” at the Königsmünster Benedictine Monastery

    Cologne architect Peter Kulka’s building gives visitors to the monastery in Meschede in the Sauerland an opportunity for spiritual time out.More ...
    BMW Works Leipzig; Copyright: BMW AG

    Tame Serpent – Zaha Hadid’s Central Building at the BMW Works, Leipzig

    The high-profile architect has created a new type of building with the heart of the Leipzig factory complex for the German car manufacturer.More ...
    Copyright: PalaisQuartier GmbH und Co. KG.

    A Spectacular Shopping Centre: MyZeil in Frankfurt am Main

    This leading-edge prototype of the city-centre shopping arcade attracts droves of shoppers into Frankfurt’s pedestrian zone like a magnet.More ...
    Ensemble at Jakobsplatz; Copyright: Roland Halbe, Stuttgart

    The New Jewish Centre in Munich

    With their Jewish Centre, architects Wandel, Hoefer and Lorch have achieved the amazing feat of realizing yet another architectural milestone.More ...
    Reading room , Copyright: Humboldt University Berlin/Photo: Stefan Müller, Berlin

    Reading in Splendour: The new Central Library at Humboldt University in Berlin

    The Humboldt brothers envisioned the totality and unity of the arts and sciences as their ideal.More ...
    Trumpf, main gate, Copyright: David Franck

    The Floating Lightness of Space – Industrial Architecture for the Mechanical Engineering Firm Trumpf

    Hardly any company grounds in Germany have been so consistently developed over a period of time at such a high level of architectural quality.More ...
    The new Porsche Museum, 
Copyright: Porsche AG

    In the White Spheres of the Porsche Cosmos – the New Factory Museum in Stuttgart

    The arts and culture pages have already defined a special category for it even – “Carchitecture” – by which they mean the sensational buildings with which the German car groups in particular promote themselves.More ...
    View of OZEANEUM from the Harbour; Photo: Johannes-Maria Schlorke

    “Billowing Sails” of Steel and Concrete – the Ozeaneum in Stralsund

    The old Hanseatic city Stralsund on the Baltic coast of Mecklenburg has recently acquired something else to offer besides wonderful Gothic brickwork and the contemplative romance of its harbour.More ...
    The Dieselkraftwerk Art Museum in Cottbus (exterior view)
Copyright: Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk/Foto: Marlies Kross)

    Industrial Cathedral: the Dieselkraftwerk Art Museum in Cottbus

    The Brandenburg Land Museum for Modern Art has found its home in a historic building. By using a “building-in-a-building” principle Anderhalten Architekten managed to preserve the emsemble.More ...
    Art Museum of the Archdiocese, Exterior; Copyright: Kolumba 2007/Foto: Hélène Binet

    Kolumba – Art Museum of the Archdiocese in Cologne

    One of Cologne's last inner-city ruins has become the site for Peter Zumthor's art museum of the Archdiocese – a distinctive and meaningful addition to the city.More ...

    Sydney-on-Havel: The Hans Otto Theatre in Potsdam

    The Hans Otto Theatre is situated at the back of some impressive Prussian hussars’ barracks on a spit of land on the banks of the Havel and the Tiefer See lake, and has often been compared with Jørn Utzon’s opera house in Sydney because of its fantastic waterside location and the shape of the buildings.More ...
    The new Mercedes Benz Museum,
Copyright: 2009 Daimler AG

    The Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart – A Double Helix of Superlatives

    Amsterdam-based Ben van Berkel of UN Studio won the international competition to build the Mercedes-Benz Museum with a design that promised to be more innovative, extravagant and attractive than anyone could have thought possible in view of the pluralism prevailing today…More ...
    Copyright: G.Bodmer, Stadt Ulm, Zentrales Gebäudemanagement

    The Central Library in Ulm – A Glas Pyramid

    The Central Library is situated in the middle of Ulm's historic city centre. Placed within a pyramid more than 35 meter high with glass external walls, it invites the whole town to engage in communication and dialogue.More ...