Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Located across the big lawn just west of the Reichstag, Germany’s ‘White House,’ the Federal Chancellery is a sparkling, modern design...
Today’s celebs may prefer posh Mitte or Zehlendorf as their place of residence, but throughout the 20th century Schöneberg was where...
Gartenstadt Falkenberg is one of six housing estates inducted onto the illustrious Unesco World Heritage list in July 2008. Built by...
Tipi am Kanzleramt
Between the Chancellory and the House of World Cultures is Tipi, a vast permanent tent that presents a year-round program of...
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Lonely Planet review
The highly respected House of World Cultures is a centre for international cultural exchange. It showcases contemporary non-European art, music, dance, literature, films and theatre and also serves as a discussion forum on Zeitgeist-reflecting issues. The extravagant building, designed by Hugh Stubbins as the American contribution to the 1957 architectural exhibition, is topped by a gravity-defying parabolic roof.
The curvaceous reflecting pool features Henry Moore's sculpture called Large Divided Oval: Butterfly , whose shape echoes the building's. Computerised chime concerts ring out at noon and 6pm daily from the nearby 68-bell carillon and live concerts take place Sundays at 3pm from May to September (also at 2pm in December).The building is 750m due west of the Reichstag via Scheidemannstrasse and John-Foster-Dulles-Allee.