Indian Embassy

Léon, Hilde and Konrad Wohlhage
2000




The coat of arms of India

Depicted here are the lions, representing royalty and pride, a wheel beneath the lions from Buddhism, representing Truth and Honesty, with a horse and the bull probably standing for the mental strength of the people of India.See wikipedia for a full explanation.

Unfortunately much of this building is hidden from view. The five-story building, on a narrow lot, has a round atrium in the front Teirgartenstrasse facade and unusual fenestration, seen in the side views here. The rough sandstone is from India. There is apparently a courtyard in the rear with a cylinder housing the ambassador's offices. Exterior stairs also lead to a roof garden in the rear.
 

The front and the corner, showing the irregular fenestration

 






Works Consulted or Quoted:
Rainer Haubrich et al. Berlin: The Architecture Guide. Braun Publishing, 2016. (German first edition, 2001)
Michael Imhof and Leon Krempel. Berlin. New Architecture: A Guide to the new Buildings from 1989 to today. Michael Imhof Verlag, 2012.


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