Keywords Change this

Karl Marx Allee, Socialist Realism, Socialist, Modernist Architecture, DDR, CCCP, GDR

Project timeline

1961 – 1962



Location Change this

Karl-Marx-Allee 36
10178 Berlin

Current state


Also known as Change this

Kosmetiksalon Babette, Bar KMA 36, Cosmetic Salon Babette

Architect Change this

Bar Babette Change this

Berlin, Germany
by Josef Kaiser Change this
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Description Change this

This glass pavilion was erected as part of the second building section of the Karl-Marx-Allee project which was planned and constructed by a collective led by the architect Josef Kaiser. Originally it was planned as an exhibition space for arts and crafts from the Soviet Union. After the inauguration of the whole complex which also included the adjacent Cafe Moskau, the Mokka-Milch ice cream bar and further commercial an residential buildings, the building was used from 1965 to 1992 as a beauty parlour, the Kosmetiksalon Babette. From 2003 until today it has been a bar.


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