planned extention Neue Reichskanzlei

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planned extention Neue Reichskanzlei

Post by walter l. » 02 Jun 2006 16:44

Something to share: I found this beautiful Leon Trier book about Albert Speers architecture.
In it is a (from Speers private archive) drawing of the planned extention of the Banqueting Hall at the end of the Marble Gallery. Even during the Nazi-erea it was never published.
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Post by walter l. » 02 Jun 2006 16:47

As with many architects, Albert Speer went through a developement. There were clear differences between his earliest bigger work, the party area in Nuremberg and the new Reich Chancellery. This Neue Reichskanzlei considerably had more richly developed construction forms than the Nuremberg constructions with their easy white surfaces.
In the designs made after the Chancellery, after 1939 (e.g., the bombastic Reichsmarschallamt for "Byzantine" Hermann Göring - see pictures) is a distance to find of that austere, simplistic classicism (Troost, Tessenow). Under the influence of the political and military successes of the Third Reich (and Hitler's own influence and taste) Speers construction plans after 1939/1940 show immense, unusual sizes and more form enrichments.
In compare with the clear classistic style of Speers early constructions, his later plans can maybe be described as "hysteric classicism" (e.g. Great Hall).
The by Hitler ordered and planned (1939 - 1941) extention of the Banqueting Hall in the New Reichkanzlei shows "Hermann Göring elements" (my opinion)
It wouldn't have fit with the rest of the of the Reichskanzlei.
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Post by Oberstudienrat Hauser » 03 Jun 2006 11:51

I NEED THIS BOOK!

MORE UNKNOWN PICTURES OUT OF THE BOOK, PLEASE! :D

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Post by duke22 » 03 Jun 2006 16:30

Yeah where do we get it? :P

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Post by Oberstudienrat Hauser » 18 Nov 2006 17:03

Didn't get this book. Man, i need the images inside the book -.-

You all are not nice. -_-

:lol:

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Re: planned extention Neue Reichskanzlei

Post by walter l. » 25 Jul 2008 11:09

I found a trailer of this beautiful 3d animation film about the reichskanzlei/Voßstraße:

http://video.google.nl/videoplay?docid= ... DUCA&hl=nl

It says that the opposite side in the Voßstraße would be rebuild as well:

I now myself have read a lot of material/books about Albert Speer and his buildings, but I have never heard about these new buildings at the opposite.

Does anybody know where these knowledge can be found? What archive, where?
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Re: planned extention Neue Reichskanzlei

Post by ghostsoldier » 30 Jul 2008 21:01

Thanks for posting images from the book, Walter! :)
I have seen the Krier book for sale, but unfortunately, it has always been for an exhorbant price; apparently something to do with the relatively limited publishing.
Ah..perhaps one of these days.... :wink:
Rob
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