Architecture / Space
Felleshus – Each to their own, and yet together
Felleshus and the Nordic Embassies
with: Nordic Embassies
The Nordic countries are not only known for outstanding design and architecture, but for other innovative ideas — one of which has been around in Berlin-Tiergarten for almost 20 years. When the diplomatic corps moved from Bonn to Berlin in the 1990s, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden agreed on a common building complex that would demonstrate their close ties while representing each country’s cultural identity. How is everyday life behind the green-copper band? Does the architecture affect Nordic collaboration? Long-time employees show the building complex, and talk about architecture, the five countries, and give insight into today’s role of an embassy.
HUB Felleshus, Nordic Embassies:
‘Each autonomous, yet together’. The design by Austrian-Finnish office Berger+Parkkinen for the site’s overall concept, perfectly captures the idea of a strong community built of pure individuals.The copper band encompassing the Felleshus (Pan-Nordic Building) and the five embassies – each of which were designed quite distinctively by architects of the respective countries – has since become a famous landmark in Berlin. As part of Make City, several events will be hosted: Nordic Schools of Tomorrow (panel discussion), guided tours (including the embassies, which are usually not open to the public), and children’s workshops.