Architecture of the GDR: Bauhaus, Plattenbau, Gingerbread Style

When most people are asked about GDR architecture, their thoughts turn automatically to the extensive Plattenbau projects constructed with pre-fabricated concrete slabs. It might come as something of a surprise to hear that both the architecture and the art that came out of East Germany had much more to offer than just this. The architecture of this period gave birth to buildings with a variety of styles, many of which still adorn Berlin’s streets today.

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image courtesy of HG Esch

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