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Dan Borden

 

Weimar or Dessau – which should you check out and when? Read more

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Several Berlin firms are turning to sustainable, plant-based materials. Read more

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What happened to British architects experimenting in Berlin? Read more

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What’s happening with Berlin’s Cold War border crossings? Read more

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Berlin real estate prices have been skyrocketing in the last few years. Is the bubble about to pop? Read more

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Dan takes a U-Bahn ride to Berlin’s landmark stations. Read more

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Dan surveys the city’s start-up campus boom. In July, manufacturing giant Siemens announced plans to create a centre for aspiring technology entrepreneurs in Spandau which they’re calling an “innovations campus”. But Siemens isn't alone. Read more

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Dan explains what’s special about that charred blue building hidden in Kreuzberg’s Besselpark. Read more

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Dan explores buildings with sordid histories in the East. Read more

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What is the city doing to improve conditions for cyclists? Read more

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Dan watched the Netflix flop to find out how our city’s future stacks up. Read more

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From subway tunnels to supermarkets, how far will Berlin go to house its residents? Dan Borden investigates. Read more

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Dan Borden asks: What happened to the cinemas of Weimar Berlin? Read more

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At Hauptbahnhof, train travellers get a chilly reception – and it’s about to get colder. Dan Borden explains. Read more

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It’s not just airports that can’t get off the ground in Berlin. Dan Borden reports on four of the city’s stymied skyscrapers from Alexanderplatz to Neukölln. Read more

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Berlin is finally trying to solve its housing crisis... with ugly new buildings awkwardly crammed into hallowed historical sites. Hooray? Our urban columnist weighs in. Read more

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Dan Borden on the occult fantasies that inspired Third Reich architecture. Read more

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Dan Borden checks in with the Flussbad project, which aims to clean up a stretch of the Spree by Museum Island and turn it into a public pool. While you're waiting for that, you can dive in (at your own risk!) at their swimming competition on July 2. Read more

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In 2015, the club and cultural complex Stattbad in Wedding was shut down by city officials, citing inadequate fire safety.

Berlin is struggling with a fullblown housing crisis: rents have doubled, pushing out low-income residents and artists to the city margins. The government is showing a will to tackle the situation. But is it too little, too late? Read more

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Plans for the Europacity project by Hauptbahnhof.

The woman in charge of overseeing Berlin’s new building projects, city planner Regula Lüscher, shares her perspective on the German capital and its future. Read more

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