There are two quite distinctive buildings on the Schloßstrasse in Charlottenburg. This school hall, the Carl Schuhmann Hallen
and this block of apartments.
We’d spotted them during our previous visit to Berlin last July and couldn’t help but notice them again during our recent visit to the city, on our way to the the Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg and the Berggruen Museum. They were very “Art Nouveau” in style, with distinctive architectural features and metalwork ornamentation, but there was something a little different about it – less florid, more “modern”.
The buildings have plenty of glass,
distinctive, angular balconies and “spidery” branch like ironwork
When we visited the Hackeschen Höfe, we spotted this courtyard that was linked into the complex
Walking through there was something familiar about the architecture
Particularly the ornamentation.
A little research confirmed that the architect was Hinrich Baller.