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Favorite building in Berlin
Despite war, destruction and the barren post-war redevelopment, several exceptional buildings in Berlin managed to survive. Today, they serve as a reminder of the city’s rich history. One of these remarkable symbols of architecture is the Shell House.
Waves instead of corners
The Shell House is considered a classical modernist architectural masterwork built by the German architect and professor Emil Fahrenkamp and opened in 1932.
At the time the building was noted for its modernist design, for its striking wave-like façade, and for being one of the first steel-framed high-rise buildings in Berlin. In retrospect it is regarded as Fahrenkamp’s masterpiece and one of the most significant office block designs of the Weimar Republic.