26 Sept - 25 Feb 2013. The Berlinische Galerie pays tribute to pioneering German architect Hilde Weström on the occasion of her 100th birthday.
Along with Ilse Balg and Vera Meyer-Waldeck, Weström is one of the few female architects who succeeded in breaking into a male-dominated scene to participate actively in the reconstruction of Berlin after world war two.
Quoted as saying "the destroyed city was my chance", Weström became one of the first women in Germany to be accepted into the Association of German Architects (BDA) in 1948.
The following year she founded her own architectural firm and developed a wide-ranging practice which she led until her retirement in 1981. The Berlinische Galerie displays a selection of Weström's photographs, drawings and models, providing insights into her celebrated career.
Wed-Mon 10.00-18.00. Tues closed.
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The Destroyed City was my Chance: Hilde Weström on her 100th Birthday
Berlinische Galerie, Alte Jakobstraße 124-128, tel. +49(0)3078902600.