Build Your Own - Modern East


Post-war East Germany was rebuilt on concrete foundations to represent the new modernity and shape the unique and no less controversial urban landscape of German Democratic Republic.

Create your own socialist, modernist and brutalist architecture of the former East Germany. Reconstruct some of the most intriguing structures erected between the early 1950s and late 1980s - from the massive plattenbauten of Rostock, through the icons of DDR-Moderne, like Kino International or Haus des Berliner Verlages, to the demolished relict of East Germany`s heyday - Mokka-Milch-Eisbar ‘Kosmos’. All models feature detailed illustrations of the original facades before their renovation.

The kit contains nine illustrated paper models to cut out and construct, a foreword on the history of architecture in Deutsche Demokratische Republikby Florian Heilmeyer (writer on architecture and urbanism based in Berlin), a short information on each building, and easy to follow instructions.

Haus des Berliner Verlages. Berlin (Ost)
Kino International. Berlin (Ost) *
Ernst-Thälmann-Park Housing Complex. Berlin (Ost)
Mokka-Milch-Eisbar ‘Kosmos’. Cottbus
Y-Hochhaus. Dessau
Hochhaus Pirnaischer Platz. Dresden
‘Scheiben’ Housing Complex. Halle (Neustadt)
City-Hochhaus. Leipzig
Terrassenhaus, Schmarl Housing Estate. Rostock

  • W 23   H 30   D 0.6 cm

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