New, modern, different – the Philharmonie Berlin is a typical and at the same time unique example of 1960s architecture: architect Hans Scharoun designed the world’s first concert hall in which the musicians’ podium forms the centre, around which the audience is grouped in vineyard-like ascending seating. The foyer welcomes visitors with a light, transparent look inspired by shipbuilding.
State Institute for Music Research
and Museum of Musical
Instruments Research and musical instruments building: Based on sketches by Hans Scharoun, his student and later partner Edgar Wisniewski designed a building for the State Institute for Music Research and Museum of Musical Instruments that continues the ideas of the teacher’s bright, spacious design concept.
A remnant from another time: the St. Matthäus Kirche, built in the 19th century by Hermann Wenzel, was badly damaged during the war and rebuilt at the end of the 1950s. Today it is not only a place for church services but also for art and culture.
A forum for art and culture: Deutsche Bank’s PalaisPopulaire has had its home in the former Prinzessinnenpalais Unter den Linden since 2018. The building burnt out during the Second World War and was reconstructed at the beginning of the 1960s.