25 Apr ’12 by Sara Architecture
Impressions from Südkreuz.

Like Gesundbrunnen and Ostkreuz (with restaurations soon to be completed), Südkreuz is one of the modernized train stations of Berlin. It looks like any modern train station.
ost of Berlins dirty and rusty buildings are what gives the city its scarred but very lovely face. Ending up in Südkreuz or even Hauptbahnhof turns your impression of the city upside down.

That said: I love the shiny metal facades.

Bahnhof Berlin Südkreuz, 12101 Tempelhof, Berlin

Three comments

  1. hey sara,

    thats just one opinion, and as so often there are hundresd if not thousands of different opinions, one likes the `run down´ style of berlin ( i do! ) one dislikes it…but as we all can see troughout the years, the city will become like any other major city in the world, shiny and new…i believe thats the plan of most of the poeple and politics.

  2. Hey David, thanks for your comment. You’re right – there are many reasons to dislike the current developments. And yet at the same time I (naively, maybe) believe that there’ll be a strong focus on keeping the city as it is for economic reasons. After all, it’s a unique selling point for tourists, isn’t it?

  3. We just discovered your site, love it!! I have lived in Berlin too.. and I do love the ‘run-down’ style too.. well, a nice mix of old and new. It’s what makes the city so incredibly special. Unfortunately I keep hearing from friends there that more and more places are closed and not supported anymore,especially in the East. Let’s hope some of those cool urban treasures will remain!