The House of Electro-Technology stretches like a felled skyscraper along the northern edge of Berlin’s Alexanderplatz, limiting views and impeding traffic in the heart of the German capital. The shopworn relic of the former East Germany, an assembly of pre-fabricated glass and aluminum squares, has been called clunky and dehumanizing. Its owners say it’s outdated and should be replaced. Christine Edmaier wants to save it.
Frank Gehry, designer of Los Angeles’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, is seeking projects in Asian countries including China and India as slower U.S. growth crimps development in the world’s largest economy.
A design by Frank Gehry, the architect responsible for the Guggenheim Museum in the Spanish city of Bilbao, will be used for a building on Berlin’s Alexanderplatz that will be Germany’s tallest apartment tower.
Frank Gehry’s architecture firm and Foster + Partners will design a shopping street and apartment buildings as part of London’s Battersea Power Station redevelopment. It will be Gehry’s first project in the U.K. capital.