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The Ludwig Erhard Haus, an unusual and futuristic building in the heart of Berlin, won't be reported on Berlin's tourist guide. It was designed b… Read More
The Ludwig Erhard Haus, an unusual and futuristic building in the heart of Berlin, won't be reported on Berlin's tourist guide. It was designed by British architect Nicholas Grimshaw in 1994. There are many places in Berlin, which are almost unknown, because the average tourist won't visit them. Most of them are symbols of the ambitious construction programs initiated by the government of the reunified Germany in order to give to the city a new distinctive character and to launch Berlin into the third millennium. The Ludwig Erhard Haus is a unusual and futuristic building located in the borough of Charlottenburg, just a few meters from the famous Zoolisches Garden and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. It was designed by the English architect Nicholas Grimshaw in 1994. Fifteen tremendous arches create the building’s signature ribbed structure that adapts to the slight curve in the irregular property at its base. The Ludwid Erhard Haus was designed as a service center for the Chamber of Commerce and the Berlin Stock Exchange and it hosts many public and private offices as well as fairs, conferences and forums. Today, a vertical facade on the side of the building facing the Fasanen Strasse hides the actual round form of the structure. Due to his external structure, Berliners call the building "armadillo". Read Less
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