Item description for Bauwelt Berlin Annual 1996: A Chronicle of Architecture 1996û2001 by F. Zwoch...
By the turn of the millennium the city will have undergone a complete transformation, a process to which almost all architects of international stature will have contributed. These breathtaking events cry out to be documented: a detailed chronicle of what is happening in Berlin in the area of architecture and of the many steps involved in the reconstruction of a metropolis.
The main section of the first volume shows the cityblocks along Friedrichstrasse designed by Nouvel, Ungers, Pei, Kleihues, Dudler, Sawade, von Gerkan, Kollhoff among others and the famous indoor cycling track by Perrault. These buildings are described and shown in a manner which underscores their unique characteristics, taking the reader for a walk or a metro ride to providing many different vistas of the buildings. Naturally the Bauwelt Berlin Annual 1996 also pays homage to the technological and conceptual innovations now being tested on site in Berlin underwater concrete, the management of incomparably complex construction site logistics, the conveyance of the Kaisersaal on air cushions for example.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 12.23" Width: 9.29" Height: 0.72" Weight: 2.46 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 1997
ISBN 3764356642 ISBN13 9783764356644
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First of a Series That You Must Have Jan 6, 2001
This book is the debut of the series of great books which attempt to chronical the rebuilding and reunification of BERLIN, Germany. If you can't fly to Berlin, this is the next best thing. The book includes floor plans and sections, city plans, photos of architectural renderings and models, interior and exterior photography, candid interviews. The projects in the 1996 book are numerous and include FRIEDRICHSTRASSE (Jean Nouvel's Department Store Kaleidoscope of the Galeries Lafayette) (Pei, Cobb, Freed and Partner's Mozart at Place Voltaire) (O.M. Ungers' Office Building), GENDARMENMARKT (Kleihues, von Gerkan Marg und Partner, Kohlbecker, Schuh, Pleuser, Kollhoff, Sawade, Dudler, Maeckler, Nettbaum, Volf) OBERSCHOENEWEIDE, NEW BRIDGES including the two by Santiago Calatrava, Perrault's Velodrome Steel Roof. There is an excellent timeline. There is also a comprehensive listing of Project, Architect, Client, Cost, Address, and Years built. To equal this book, you would have to buy one each from 30 architects. The construction site photos and people behind the construction really make you feel a part of the city-even if you are far away, like I am.