The Rugged Appeal of Industrial Architecture
Both the Pergamonmuseum and the Bode-Museum were only built after the construction of the railroad line which has run across the Museum Island since 1882. This situation in terms of urban development was taken into account by the respective architects, particularly with regard to planning the alignment of the buildings. The two alleys that emerged between the museums and the railway viaduct have a very distinct, almost industrial character which is in stark contrast to the other open spaces on the Museum Island. That is why the concept of the landscape architects’ office of Levin Monsigny emphasizes the individuality of that open space while, at the same time, integrating it into its environment.