The Berlin Wall led to a radical break with the architectural-historical continuity. East Berlin became the local focal point of city planning and architecture for the entire GDR and a step of far-reaching, architecture and historical significance. Theis volume is an informed and detailed account of East Berlin from the debris, demolition, restoration, renewal of urban structures, to culture, sport and mass housing projects. Also, in particular, in models and drawings, the never implemented plans The picture that emerges contributes to a new overall view of the urban development of the former capital of the GDR. For the most part, the photographic collection of the former East Berlin Municipal Archives - now part of the architectural collection of the Berlin Galerie - have not previously been published.
Publisher: Ernst Wasmuth Verlag