We’ve already established how bad I am at listing architecture-related events. But by way of further proof: I failed to mention yesterday’s Lange Nacht der Museen (long night of the museums) or last weekend’s Tag der offenen Tür der Bundesregierung (the ‘Open House’ day for federal government buildings).
So let me put this right by mentioning the forthcoming Tag des offenen Denkmals, on the 13th September. Literally the ‘day of open monuments’, it covers more than monuments, and more than one day (a great number of the buildings are open on the 12th as well.
Struggle through the typically poor website (this is germany, so no clues given, such as images for the buildings listed) but if you can pick up the free catalogue around the city, it’s much more readable. Especially on the bus.
Essentially, the ‘day’ seems to cover just about every building in Berlin of interest that isn’t new – so there are plenty of modern classics in there. Most have guided tours (although generally in german).
Far too many buildings to mention here, but they include the Haus des Lehrers:
…. theLe Corbusier Haus, churches, bunkers, factories, private houses and all of the major, and recently UNESCO listed, modernist estates around the city.
I’m going to have a lie down now, as have become too excited.