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Potsdamer Platz, Kulturforum Berlin

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1967 – 1978


Education & Research

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Potsdamer Straße 33
10785 Berlin

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Haus Potsdamer Straße, Staatsbibliothek

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June 09th, 2017

Berlin State Library Change this

Berlin, Germany
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This is the newer building in the Kulturforum on Potsdamer Straße in West Berlin, designed by Hans Scharoun with substantial participation by Edgar Wisniewski. Construction began in 1967 to house those parts of the library's evacuated holdings from the western Allied occupation zones at the end of World War II. After 11 years of construction, it was finally dedicated by Federal President Walter Scheel and opened to the public in 1978.

It was renovated from 1999-2001. The building is currently being further redeveloped into a modern research library as a companion to the Haus Unter den Linden and will house the collection from 1946 onwards.


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