New Philharmonic Hall In Berlin / British Pathé / 1963

New Philharmonic Hall In Berlin / British Pathé / 1963


Footnotes

Two Italian names occur almost invariably in discussions about the foyer: those of Caligari and PiranesiThe Cabinet of Dr Caligari will be remembered as the name of the most startling of Expressionist films of the 1920s, and people have called the foyer ‘Caligari architecture’. This may or may not be just, but the name of Piranesi is clearly to the point; not so much because of his ‘vision of infernal dungeons, without meaning, exit or hope,’ as Geoffrey Scott called the Carceri, but because of his conception of continuous and interminable space punctuated by weird and giant structures and articulated by innumerable staircases opening up distant and more distant parts of the space continuum without leading anywhere. ➡︎


Sources

◼︎ Berlin Philharmonie by Hans Scharoun / Julius Posener / The Architectural Review / March 1964


Architects In Love: magma architecture Love Berlin / Architectuul / 2013

Architects In Love: magma architecture Love Berlin / Architectuul / 2013

The Philharmonic Concert Hall opens in West Berlin / October 15, 1963

The Philharmonic Concert Hall opens in West Berlin / October 15, 1963