Van gruwel naar schoonheid in Berlijn

Skets-architect Imre van der Gaag onderzocht de transformatie van Berlijnse gebouwen met een beladen verleden.  “Function follows form: how Berlin turns horror into beauty”.

In contemporary Berlin, the opposite of ‘form follows function’ manifests itself in buildings created in times of horror and repression. The meaning of architectural form and style can change: a former Nazi bunker and a communist power plant show that function can follow form, and turn horror into beauty.

It is in these spaces that a younger generation of Berlin people creates ‘underground’ art, music and leisure. This generation thrives on the ‘scars’ created by the Second World War and the Berlin Wall. This turns the horrors and meaning of these spaces into a true identity for present as well as future Berlin.

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