From the Hansa District to the Congress Hall

Renate Schimetzek 1957 | © Renate Schimetzek

Renate Schimetzek 1957 | © Renate Schimetzek

Being a keen photographer, Ms. Schimetzek documented not only the shell of the Congress Hall, but also, and above all, the development of the Hansa District. The Hansa District and the Congress Hall were both completed in time for the International Building Exhibition (Interbau) in 1957.

Ms. Schimetzek has opened her photo album for the House of World Cultures. Thank you very much.


On the occasion of the Interbau 1957: The Hansa District from above

A ride on the aerial cableway starting at the former bomb shelter at Berlin - Zoologischer Garten, ending at Bellevue station | © Renate Schimetzek

A ride on the aerial cableway starting at the former bomb shelter at Berlin - Zoologischer Garten, ending at Bellevue station | © Renate Schimetzek

© Renate Schimetzek

© Renate Schimetzek

The destroyed bomb shelter (in back of the image, right) ... | © Renate Schimetzek

The destroyed bomb shelter (in back of the image, right) ... | © Renate Schimetzek

... near the railway station Berlin - Zoologischer Garten (back) ... | © Renate Schimetzek

... near the railway station Berlin - Zoologischer Garten (back) ... | © Renate Schimetzek

... crossing the Tiergarten channel ... | © Renate Schimetzek

... crossing the Tiergarten channel ... | © Renate Schimetzek

... the

... the "Swedish House" of the architects Fritz Jaenecke and Sten Samuelson (building on the left), the Oscar-Niemeyer-Building (building on the right) and the "Finnish House" of Alvar Aalto ... | © Renate Schimetzek

... looking at the Tea House at the English Garden. | © Renate Schimetzek

... looking at the Tea House at the English Garden. | © Renate Schimetzek

The Congress Hall and the collape of the roof

The shell of the Congress Hall | © Renate Schimetzek

The shell of the Congress Hall | © Renate Schimetzek

The Congress Hall at night, Easter 1959 | © Renate Schimetzek

The Congress Hall at night, Easter 1959 | © Renate Schimetzek

The Congress Hall at night, Easter 1959 | © Renate Schimetzek

The Congress Hall at night, Easter 1959 | © Renate Schimetzek

The collapse of the roof I, May 1980 | © Renate Schimetzek

The collapse of the roof I, May 1980 | © Renate Schimetzek

The collapse of the roof II, May 1980 | © Renate Schimetzek

The collapse of the roof II, May 1980 | © Renate Schimetzek

The collapse of the roof III, May 1980 | © Renate Schimetzek

The collapse of the roof III, May 1980 | © Renate Schimetzek