Haus der Kulturen der Welt

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Mark Kreuz on December 17, 2011

The Haus der Kulturen der Welt ("House of the Cultures of the World") in Berlin is Germany's national centre for contemporary non-European art. It presents art exhibitions, theater and dance performances, concerts, author readings, films and academic conferences on non-European Visual Art and culture. It is one of the few institutions which, due to their national and international standing and the quality of their work, receive funding from the federal government as so-called "lighthouses of culture."

The building is located in the Tiergarten park and a direct neighbour of the Carillon and the new German Chancellery. It was formerly known as the Kongresshalle conference hall, a gift from the United States, designed in 1957 by the American architect Hugh Stubbins Jr. as a part of the Interbau exhibition. John F. Kennedy spoke here during his June 1963 visit to West Berlin. On May 21, 1980 the roof collapsed killing one and injuring numerous people. The hall has been rebuilt in its original style and reopened in 1987 at the 750 years jubilee of Berlin. To Berliners it is also known as the Schwangere Auster ("pregnant oyster").

Alexkarl on December 18, 2011

Eindrucksvolle Komposition.LIKE!!!Viele Grüße Alexandra & Karl-Heinz

senmax on December 18, 2011

Wonderful view. Beautiful sky. LIKE.

gschwandtner bua on December 21, 2011

So sah's 1980 aus; wie die Zeit vergeht... Beste Grüße


Mark Kreuz on December 22, 2011

Ja... Danke gschwandtnerbua und Alexkarl! Thanks senmax!

Karl-Heinz Bassemir on January 3, 2012

Ach ja, die schwangere Auster, wie das Gebäude von uns Berlinern genannt wird, schön gesehen, Like! VG Karl-Heinz

Mark Kreuz on January 19, 2012


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