Friday, March 8, 2013

Breitscheidplatz

Weltkugelbrunnen, World Fountain by Joachim Schmettaus, Breitscheidplatz, Berlin
Weltkugelbrunnen (World Fountain) by Joachim Schmettaus, 1984
Breitscheidplatz, Charlottenburg
Berlin, September 2011

See also: Weltkugelbrunnen - World Fountain

“The fountain was designed by Professor Joachim Schmettaus and constructed as part of the architectural redevelopment of Breitscheidplatz between 1982 and 1984. The redevelopment of Breitscheidplatz, based on designs from architects Ivan Krustik and Oskar Reith, involved the breaking of road connections between Kurfürstendamm and Budapester Straße (1977-78). Since then, Breitscheidplatz has been a pedestrian zone.”
(World Fountain, Europa Center, Berlin)

4 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Nice to see the bigger picture!

Changes in the wind said...

What an unusual fountain!

crocrodyl said...

Looks very interesting and impressive.

Dina said...

Oi, but who can even pronounce Breitscheidplatz?