Episode 93: Bierpinsel

roberta caldas bierpinsel


Schloßstraße 17, 12163 Berlin


  • 46 meters high
  • Built between 1972 and 1976

The Bierpinsel is a great example of late brutalist architecture and it shows how people in the 1970s imagined the future to be like. Just recently this year, the Bierpinsel became a protected monument together with the U-Bahn station Schlossstrasse and the Joachim-Tiburtius-Brücke.

Closed since 2006, there are many ideas of what to do with the Bierpinsel. At some point, it was even discussed to be a new location for the museum The Story of Berlin. In 2010, against the architects’ will, the Turmkunst project added some color to its façade and today it is still unknown what the future holds for the Bierpinsel.

Ready to know how the Bierpinsel got its name? So listen to the talk below:

Photo and episode: Roberta Caldas

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