Staatsratsgebäude - State Council Building (East Germany)

Staatsratsgebäude - State Council Building (East Germany)

Lorenz Eisermann
The State Council building of East Germany was constructed 1962-64 by architects Roland Korn and Hans Erich Bogatzky in the style of "Modern Sobriety". It was seat of the communist government of East Germany until 1990. Also, diplomatic ceremonies were held there. Located at Berlin's most prominent Castle Square the East German government in 1950 demolished the remains of the Prussian castle which had been heavily destroyed in WWII. However, they had parts of a former portal of the castle integrated into the front facade of the State Council building because Karl Liebknecht, an early communist leader on November 09, 1918 had proclaimed the Socialist German Republic standing at the balcony of the portal. After German unification the building served as Federal Chancellery 1999-2001 and is now the campus of European School of Management and Technology (ESMT). - Modeled with Building Maker #1960s #Berlin #castle_square #DDR #East_Germany #ESMT #GDR #government #Hans_Erich_Bogatzky #HansGünter_Merz #modern_sobriety #Roland_Korn #Schloßplatz #Walter_Womacka
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