Lecture: Redefining the Center of Berlin with Thomas J. Albrecht


Location: 104 Bond Hall

Redefining the center of Berlin – reconstruction in nowadays Germany

Thomas Albrecht will speak about the construction of the ​“New Stadtschloss”, a very detailed and fine replica of the former ​“Stadtschloss” – city castle - in the middle of Berlin. The original building was constructed ​in the early 18th century by the renowned architect and sculptor Andreas Schlüter, an international working artist mostly influenced by Palladio as well as Michelangelo. The Stadtschloss survived the second World War in a damaged status and could have been refurbished - but it was completely demolished by the communist government in 1950.

The School of Architecture’s Lecture Series provides a venue for students, faculty, and the larger community to engage critical thinking in architecture and urbanism. The Series allows the School to interact with distinguished practitioners, academics, and theorists who shape the world’s natural and built environment. 

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies is a cosponsor of the October 24th lecture with Thomas J. Albrecht, Architect, PhD honoris causa, Northumbria University located in Newcastle in England through our faculty speaker support grant.