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Berlin between past, present and future

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Author(s): Aranđelović Biljana | Pogacar Kaja

Journal: Facta Universitatis - series : Architecture and Civil Engineering
ISSN 0354-4605

Volume: 7;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 161;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: modern architecture of Berlin | history of architecture | art in open urban space | UNESCO city of design | memorials at urban place

ABSTRACT
Berlin is one of the most interesting European cities. In the Cold War period, The Berlin Wall physically divided West Berlin and East Berlin for 28 years in period from August 1961 till November 1989. Berlin was also the symbolic boundary between West countries and Communism during the Cold War, which influenced also the architectural development in the city. The city was the biggest building site in Europe in the period of 1990s. Today, Berlin is an important art center with around 1500 cultural events daily. Berlin is also since 2005 the only European UNESCO city of design.