If the Institut für Hygiene und Umweltmedizin was anywhere else in the world but opposite the Forschungseinrichtungen für experimentelle Medizin on Krahmerstraße in Steglitz, Berlin, it would dominate its surroundings.
As it is, after looking at the Forschungseinrichtungen, the towering board-formed concrete angles, the raw concrete ramp to the front door and the narrow supporting stilts are the brutalist equivalent of putting cucumber slices on your eyes.
I haven’t had chance to learn more about the construction of this and its neighbour, but expect that as with most things in Berlin, there is an interesting story to it. When I do, I’ll update tjhe post, but for now, feast your eyes…
As with the Forschungseinrichtungen, I shot a couple of rolls through the Bronica. I processed the black and white stuff myself and the Velvia went to Peak Imaging to be processed and scanned.