FOREIGN MINISTRY 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 singular place for the identity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be the 'courtyard of loggias', which connects the new building with the existing one.