Late evening detour to hotel through Berlin's impressive Hauptbahnhof. Opened in 2007 and designed by Hamburg architect GMP, the building has five cathedral like levels with rail tracks and multiple platforms running north-south and east-west. This ICE train was passing through at speed and the platforms and upper concourse did not have anyone in sight.
Standing at the East Side Gallery section of Berlin wall. I had not been in over 30 years so was keen to see the changes that have come about from over time and the reunification, well worth it!
Got along to the well-designed The Brits Who Built The Modern World at the RIBA, Portland Place over the weekend. Great display of original drawings, sketches and scale models showing the global success of a handful of British architects covering 1950 to today, worth a visit. On until 27 May.
Its a few years old now, but still well worth sharing this short film by the Design Council to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Prince Philip Designers Prize - "how it shapes everything we do, influences what we see, touch and experience and enriches all our lives."
Got along to City Hall, home to the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. Designed by Foster + Partners, the building has this walkway that spirals down from the inner core to the outer walls. Impressive.