Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Deutsche versuchsanstalt für luftfahrt - German Experimental Institute for Aviation (Adlershof)

The German Experimental Institute for Aviation (DVL) was founded in April 1912 after the one in Göttingen of 1907. The Institute was using the Wind Tunnel to make experiments but then it was moved to Cologne and Braunschweig, so that this place has not been used for a long time.
In the context of Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt’s initiatives to promote young research talent, ten School Labs were set up in Germany and one is here in the area. In the School Labs, school pupils can become acquainted with the practical aspects of natural and engineering sciences by conducting interesting experiments.

The structures (among the aviation facilities there's also an open air bunker) are massive blocks of concrete that can be eventually visited once for year when the open doors initiaves are runned in Berlin.

More infos: WIKI (german)
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/7JIOY

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Stadtbad - Swimming pool (Wedding)

Along with the StadtBad - Prenzlauer Berg (which has been recently restored), the swimming pool of Wedding was built by the same architect.

The building was commissioned by the municipality of Wedding offering to the rapidly growing population swimming and sports. The blueprints for the public baths provided by the architect Ludwig Hoffmann, who had drafted in other municipal buildings. In 1907, the facility was officially opened. Its main components are two swimming pools, according to their dimensions were referred to as "Small Hall" and the "Great Hall". For the first time was in Berlin, there was a separate use for women and men. In addition, there was a pure bath department and changing facilities. The original architecture was similar to Stadtbad Oderberger Street, which was previously developed by Hoffmann's plans. At the end of World War II, the main building was destroyed at the Court Street.

In the late 1950s, was the former county Wedding build the main structure while maintaining the foundation walls and the dimensions in the spirit of the times. 

After decades of intensive use it had to close the public beach of structural and sanitary reasons in 1999. The plant was initially empty for several years while it was being offered for sale. From 2009 to 2014 has been used for short-term temporary cultural projects. 

The swimming pool is not closed.

More infos: WIKI (german)
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/698tz


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Monday, April 11, 2016

Castle Friedrichsfelde (Schloss)

This nice palace, inside the the Tierpark, has been originally built in 1695.

In 1945 it was looted by Soviet troops and refugees fell into the the Castle. 

In 1954, when the decision to plant their own animal parks for East Berlin was taken to the castle for some years served as the seat of the organizers for the reconstruction of the garden, parts of the building were used as stables of the animal park.

A backup and reconstruction was possible only through the zoo so the castle to its former glory shines again since 1981.

More infos: WIKI (german)

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