Sunday, November 30, 2008

Back to the Future, people! :|

i was hoping this competition was at the stake because of the non-sense proposal it was launched for. apparently it was not.

Directly from our history of architecture book, in colors,... a project dated 2008

from the NYTimes:
A German jury has selected the Italian architect Francesco Stella to rebuild the Berlin City Palace, Agence France-Presse reported. The original Baroque Stadtschloss, once home to the kings of Prussia and later to the German kaisers, was damaged by Allied bombing during World War II and was demolished by the East German Communist authorities in 1950. It its place the Communists erected the Palast der Republik, a parliament building whose stark design was widely criticized; the structure was later found to contain asbestos, and demolition was completed this month. The project is estimated to cost about $700 million and will take until 2013 to complete.

- new stadtschloss

- palast der republik

shhhht! don't say around it was an Italian and that he was a student of Aldo Rossi!!