SIMON KENNEDY / LONDON ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHER

In Berlin

Fine art architectural photography project

This ongoing project examines the mid-century architectural legacy of Berlin and its relationship to the city that surrounds it.

While celebrating the stunning, heroic, futuristic work of iconic architects such as Ludwig Leo, Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer, the project also incorporates the remains of the abandoned theme park, Spree Park, and more sinister elements: Mäusebunker (mouse bunker), where thousands of animals were tested in the name of science and cosmetics, and the Schwerbelastungskörper (heavy load-bearing body) – the last existing piece of architecture in Berlin constructed by Nazi chief architect Albert Speer.

Autumnal colours and the unique unkempt surrounding vegetation provide a unifying context, as does a city that is constantly engaging with and trying to make sense of its significant but chequered history.

Prints are available in the Print Shop.

Architectural Photography and completed over a number of days. All images copyright Simon Kennedy, London Architectural Photographer.