Karl-Marx-Allee and Interbau 1957
Confrontation, Competition and the Co-evolution of Modernism in Berlin

Beiträge zur Denkmalpflege in Berlin, Band 47
 Hermann-Henselmann-Stiftung,  Landesdenkmalamt Berlin, Thomas Flierl, Jörg Haspel (Ed.)

In urban planning, the history of a community is usually reflected in a juxtaposition of different quarters shaped by the spirit of their respective epochs. The fact that there are ensembles from one and the same time in a city, which are to be understood as construction and counter-construction, is a trademark of Berlin, the formerly divided German capital. In particular, there are two listed ensembles for this „double Berlin“: the Karl-Marx-Allee in the eastern part of the city built in the 1950s and the Hansaviertel in the west, which was built in 1957 for the International Building Exhibition.

144 Pages, 2011, 1st ed, numerous ills., softcover
ISBN 978-3-945880-24-1 (DE, 2018)
ISBN 978-3-945880-46-3 (EN, 2019)

  • Michael Müller Berlin – construction and counter-construction, p. 9
  • Volker Hassemer The ever-changing Berlin, p. 10
  • Reiner Nagel A historic duo offering inspiration for current discussion, p. 11
  • Irina Korob’ina From monumentalism to modernism – the changing face of the capital’s thoroughfares, p. 12
  • Thomas Flierl,  Jörg Haspel:  Between avant-gardism and traditionalism – rethinking modernism, p. 13–23
  • Gabi Dolff-Bonekämper:  Stalinallee – The first section, p. 24–32
  • Wolfgang Pehnt:  Showcase for freedom – The Hansaviertel in the context of West European post-war urban development, p. 33–44
  • Irma Leinauer The second wave of post-war modernism in East Berlin – Karl-Marx-Allee from Strausberger Platz to Alexanderplatz, p. 45–54
  • Harald Bodenschatz:  National tradition, cautious urban renewal and neo-historicism – The departure from modernist urban development since the late 1960s, p. 55–63
  • Matthias Rudolph Citizens, professionals, policy-makers and administrators in a new alliance, p. 64
  • Hans E. Roth Immer wieder: Le CorbusierTime and again: Le Corbusier, p. 65
  • Thomas Flierl:  Recognising oneself in the other, p. 66–67
  • Jeanine Meerapfel The Academy of Arts watches over the legacyof the Karl-Marx-Allee and Interbau architects, p. 68–69
  • Bernd M. Scherer The Congress Hall in Tiergarten, p. 70
  • Stephan von Dassel Understanding the city as a whole in Mitte, p. 71–72
  • Monika Herrmann Karl-Marx-Allee and the Hansaviertel should become World Heritage!, p. 73
  • Jan Robert Kowalewski Karl-Marx-Allee – heritage-compatible development of a World Heritage candidate, p. 74
  • Werner Pues The future of Karl-Marx-Allee – beyond redevelopment and museumisation, p. 75
  • Eva-Maria Steidel Strausberger Platz: a Gesamtkunstwerk, p. 76
  • Hermann Josef Pohlmann Le Corbusiers “Berlin” type unite d’habitation, p. 77–78
  • Sabine Röhm The Kaiser Friedrich Memorial Church, the Hansaviertel and “Dual Berlin”, p. 79
  • Antje Karin Pieper, Carsten Bauer Tenants and owners – both dedicated to the Hansaviertel, p. 80–83
  • Catalogue – The buildings of Karl-Marx-Allee and Interbau 1957, p. 84–109
  • Appendix – The Berlin World Heritage Application of 1 February 2013 (Tentative List Submission Format) · Programme for the Colloquium of 15/16 December 2013 · Statement by the International Consulting Committee, p. 110–122
  • Bibliography – Stalinallee/Karl-Marx-Allee and Interbau 1957, p. 123

  • Thomas Flierl
  • Jörg Haspel
  •  Hermann-Henselmann-Stiftung
  •  Landesdenkmalamt Berlin
Karl-Marx-Allee and Interbau 1957. Confrontation, Competition and the Co-evolution of Modernism in Berlin, Cover, 2019.