In the episode "My City: Amsterdam" Dunkl visits the well-known Dutch colleague Ben van Berkel in Amsterdam, a luminary of contemporary architecture. Together they explore the city where van Berkel lives and works, exploring both famous and lesser-known buildings, places and spaces: from the Museum Island to the "Agora" theatre and the artificially created island of Steigereiland, architecture is experienced, shared and discussed at first hand.
The visit to the "Zuidas" is the crowning finale of the architectural foray: A hyper-urban space where banks, insurance companies, and corporations had their skyscrapers built by star architects.
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Munich adorns itself with magnificent façades from the 19th century. But today, the Bavarian metropolis is home to both: tradition and modernity. His first destination is the famous Kunstareal, with its extension of the Lenbachhaus and the State Museum of Egyptian Art by Peter Böhm. On the outski...
Luxembourg's development is rapid. In architectural terms, too, the country has ventured from tradition to modernity: Dunkl's first stop is the European Court of Justice, where the architect Dominique Perrault explains to him how, despite a long construction period, a great love story has been cr...