What if Berlin was like New York? What if all we did was breed high rising monuments, covering the sky with amazing architecture, giving Berlin the look and feel of a metropolis? A conventional metropolis, that is.
Most people tend to appreciate that Berlin is not like New York, and yet it seems like an interesting experiment: what would this city look like? Just in case someone decides to build a high rise right into Mitte, say, or Kreuzberg, we should know what to expect. A Study & Postcard Project by Fabian Freytag shows exactly that: Berlin and its potential high rises.
As Freytag says, he created the postcards “to create a kind of perceptual disturbance. The intention is to replace reality with fiction to generate criteria for a new reality. An architecs attack on the experience of the public space.” He transformed some of Berlins most notorious buildings to become colossal, perspective changing elements of the “big picture”.
You can buy the postcards at westberlin bar&shop (friedrichstrasse 215, 10969 berlin) and online. But: if you’re lucky, you can win one of 5 sets of high rise postcards that we’re giving away for our readers. Leave a comment under this post to participate and we’ll let you know by the end of the week!