30 Apr '12, 12pm

Project of the Week: Fichtebunker by Paul Ingenbleek and Michael Ernst, ZinCo, and more #greenroofs...

Project of the Week: Fichtebunker by Paul Ingenbleek and Michael Ernst, ZinCo, and more #greenroofs...

"The Fichte-Bunker is a nineteenth-century gasometer in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin, Germany that was made into an air-raid shelter in World War II and was subsequently used as a shelter for the homeless and for refugees, in particular for those fleeing East Berlin for the West. The Fichte-Bunker is located between Fichtestraße and Körtestraße in an area of Jugendstil apartment houses, many of which are now under historic protection. The gasometer itself is protected, but in September 2006 the State of Berlin's Real Property Fund sold it to private investors and residences have now been constructed on the roof," (Wikipedia). The 56 m diameter “Fichtebunker” is not only huge, but is now the oldest and only surviving brick/stone gasometer in Berlin. It was built in 1874-1876 as the second of four gas holders to supply the street lamps. During the Second World War, it wa...

Full article: http://www.greenroofs.com/projects/pview.php?id=1403

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