The Signal Iduna Park (Westfalenstadion) has a league capacity of 80,720 (standing and seated) and an international capacity of 65,718 (officially seats only).It is Germany's biggest stadium and the seventh biggest stadium in Europe, as well as the third-largest stadium home to a top-flight European club. The stadium established the European record in average fan attendance in 2004–2005 with a total of 1.354 million fans. The stadium broke this record in the 2011–2012 season with almost 1.37 million spectators.Sales of annual season tickets exceed 50,000. The Südtribüne (South Bank) is the largest extant terrace for standing spectators in European football; it is regularly full to its 24,454 capacity. Famous for the intense atmosphere it breeds, the south terrace has been nicknamed "Yellow Wall".
The Ludwig Erhard Haus, an unusual and futuristic building in the heart of Berlin, won't be reported on Berlin's tourist guide. It was designed by British architect Nicholas Grimshaw in 1994.
There are many places in Berlin, which are almost unknown, because the average tourist won't visit them.
Most of them are symbols of the ambitious construction programs initiated by the government of the reunified Germany in order to give to the city a new distinctive character and to launch Berlin into the third millennium. The Ludwig Erhard Haus is a unusual and futuristic building located in the borough of Charlottenburg, just a few meters from the famous Zoolisches Garden and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.
It was designed by the English architect Nicholas Grimshaw in 1994. Fifteen tremendous arches create the building’s signature ribbed structure that adapts to the slight curve in the irregular property at its base. The Ludwid Erhard Haus was designed as a service center for the Chamber of Commerce and the Berlin Stock Exchange and it hosts many public and private offices as well as fairs, conferences and forums.
Today, a vertical facade on the side of the building facing the Fasanen Strasse hides the actual round form of the structure. Due to his external structure, Berliners call the building "armadillo".
between the lines
An abstract representation of high-tension lines.
The Silence of Specific Places
Referring to the book "Empty L.A." from Matt Logue´s
The office block at the Cologne Gustav-Heinemann-Ufer has been completed after a construction period of three years (2007 – 2009). Since May 2010 the first tenants of the COO office complex have been enjoying the light-flooded and richly colored premises. 5000 colored sunshades, made of red and green colored printed glass panels, guarantee the shading of the Oval Office. The colors are supposed to reflect nature with green and autumnally red colored leaves. Greened patios offer a place for relaxation, regeneration and communication.