Tuesday, October 12, 2010

stunning tranformation of overground WW2 Bunker in north-western Germany

I stumbled upon this piece of architecture as an entry for the "Heinze Architekten Award". These overground bunkers had been built in the last years of the WW2 all over Germany. Since they are so solid, it is pretty hard work to tear them down. Tight communal budgets prevented these bunkers from being demolished and instead many of them became landmarks and have been used for art. One of theses bunkers now serves as a pedestal for a 200sqm appartment.

images courtesy of http://www.architekturobjekte.de

One of the most famous overground bunkers is the one on Heiliggeistfeld in Hamburg (Hamburg had the most bunkers during the war) image courtesy of wikipedia

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