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Stiftung Brandenburger Tor / Frank Sperling

“Strong Resonances” celebrates two of the biggest icons of Modernist architecture; Frank Gehry and Hans Scharoun. The exhibition, which opened in Berlin on November 9, highlights the interplay between architecture and the cities of LA and Berlin. The show looks at the relationship between the two architects, comparing the two most famous buildings of Gehry and Scharoun. It also provides an overview of Gehry’s projects in and for Berlin.

The exhibition begins with Gehry’s iconic Los Angeles Walt Disney Concert Hall and Hans Scharoun’s Berlin Philharmonic. Rarely seen visionary watercolors by Scharoun, are juxtaposed with Gehry’s original drawings, sketches, prints, photographs and models. The second part of the exhibition shows the influence of Scharoun and Berlin on Frank Gehry and his breathtaking projects, including the Museum Island Competition, the DZ Bank, and the Pierre Boulez Hall.

The exhibition opens on November 9, and runs until January 20, 2019 at the Stiftung Brandenburger Tor.

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Weekend Staff Writer

Isabelle is an Australian writer based in Berlin.

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