MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS IN BERLIN

Competition project 1996  Later Variant
collaborator: Michelangelo Zucchini

To expand the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a new building will be added to the large block built in the 1930s for the Reichsbank, in the area that extends to the Werdescher Markt. The sequence of its main places - the courtyard open to the street, the entrance hall, the long ‘courtyard of honor’ - is connected with that of the median axis of the existing building. The building in front of the street is divided into two blocks  of a size comparable to that of the nearby Bauakademie of Schinkel.  They are connected to each other by the transverse building of the entrance. The eminent place is the long internal 'loggias courtyard', which integrates the new building to the old one.