sights / Architecture

Shell-Haus information

Berlin , Germany
Reichspietschufer 60
Getting there
Underground Rail: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy-Park
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Looking like a giant upright staircase, the eye-catching Shell-Haus is one of the most famous office buildings created during the Weimar Republic. Designed by Emil Fahrenkamp in 1931, it was one of Berlin’s earliest steel-frame structures and is concealed beneath a skin of travertine. Its extravagant silhouette is best appreciated from the southern bank of the Landwehrkanal. It’s now the headquarters of a local gas company.