The fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 presented formidable challenges and unique opportunities to the architects, urban designers and city planners entrusted with physically redeveloping and re-connecting the two halves of this scarred metropolis.. While several highly symbolic and architecturally significant structures were added to the city’s skyline, others were razed or completely transformed.
Deike Peters will trace both the most spectacular achievements and the most dramatic voids in the physical rebuilding of the German capital in the last two decades.
Deike Peters is the Director of the Urban Mega-Projects Research Group at the TU Berlin’s Center for Metropolitan Studies. She also teaches comparative urbanization as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at USC.
Added by Goethe-Institut on September 21, 2010