Le Corbusier's last urban design

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The Wall...


In a strange, ironic twist, Le Corbusier positioned a substantial strip of significant buildings exactly where the Berlin Wall would divide Friedrichstadt.



"The Berlin Wall became the fundamental element of the project entitled Exodus, or the Voluntary Prisoners of Architecture, which Koolhaas prepared with Zenghelis for the competition La citta come anbiente significante, held in the autumn of 1971 by the Associazione per il Disegno Industrialee of Milan, organized with the magazine "Casabella". Some of the project panels were done in collaboration with Madelon Vriesendorp, Rem's girlfriend, and Zoe Zenghelis, Elia's [first] wife. both painters."
Roberto Gargiani, Rem Koolhaas/OMA: The Construction of Merveilles (2008), p. 6.

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