Neue britische Architektur in Deutschland: New British architecture in Germany
The close relationship between the British and German architectural scenes -- developed over two centuries -- is a showcase for the work of British architects working in Germany. This stunning volume, published to coincide with the opening in July 2000 of the new British Embassy in Berlin designed by Michael Wilford, celebrates the range and excellence of new British architecture in Germany as an ongoing success.
Since the 18th century, British architectural life has been enriched by great German figures such as Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the architects Gropius, and Mendelsohn, and the architectural critic Nikolaus Pevsner. British architecture, in the fullest sense of the term, arrived in Germany in 1977 when the London partnership of Stirling and Wilford won the competition for the new art gallery in Stuttgart. This milestone set the scene for British architects and German clients to work together consistently, producing a model for international cooperation, as well as a series of stunning buildings.