Tree Top Path, Bavaria Germany
Germany
(markus spiske– flickr/creative commons license) Josef Stöger designed the Baumwipfelpfad Harz observation tower above the Black Forest in southern Germany. At a height of 40m, the upper platform is accessed by a wooden spiral pathway that is cantilevered infrom 12 …
Jewish Center Synagogue, Munich
Germany
(JasonParis– flickr/creative commons license) Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch designed the Jewish Center in München, Germany, completed in 2007. The stone-clad base recalls the ancient Hebrew temple of Solomon. It is thick, protective, and permanent. It protects a rectangular structure …
Elbphilharmonie Hall, Hamburg
Germany
(Sharkomat– flickr/creative commons license) Herzog & de Meuron designed the Elbe Philharmonic Hall in Hamburg, Germany. It is still under construction though it was scheduled to be completed in 2012. Cost rose from €241 million to €450 million in the …
Peek & Cloppenburg Weltstadthaus, Cologne
Germany
(westher– flickr/creative commons license) Renzo Piano designed the Weltstadthaus in Köln, Germany, completed in 2005. Currently it is occupied by the Peek and Cloppenburg store. The main building is a standard rectangular department store that respects the old department store …
Neues Museum, Berlin
Germany
(dave7dean– flickr/creative commons license) David Chipperfield Architects designed the renovation to the New Museum in Berlin, Germany, completed in 2009. Friedrich August Stüler designed the original building in 1859. Chipperfield’s renovation restored and brought continuity to the parts that were …
Sonnenschiff, Freiburg
Germany
(naturalflow– flickr/creative commons license) Rolf Disch designed the Sonnenschiff mixed-used development park in Frieburg, completed in 2004. Commercial space is stacked below, office space, and 52 middle-end and high-end residences. Up to 1,000m2 of solar panels crown the top of …
Mövenpick Hotel, Hamburg Germany
Germany
(fleno.de– flickr/creative commons license) The Hamburg water tower was originally designed by William Black in 1910. The brick vaulted base of the tower was reused from a 1863 structure. After its decommission in 1930, it was converted to a planetarium. …
Schloss Schwerin, Germany
Germany
(jreifegerste– flickr/creative commons license) The Schwerin Palace was completed in 1857, designed by Georg Adolf Demmler with contributions by Friedrich August Stüler, Gottfried Semper, and Ernst Friedrich Zwirner. Gottfried Semper is known for his strong democratic ideals and the Dresden …