Welthauptstadt Germania- Poojan Shah

Welthauptstadt Germania or “World Capital Germania”. it was a renewal project for German capital Berlin during Nazi period, as per Hitler’s vision for the future of Nazi and the planned victory in World war 2. Albert Speer, was the architect of the planning the vision of Hitler.

plan-and-model

The creation of a great East-West city axis, and placing the Berlin victory column in the center, far away from the Reich stag, where it originally stood, were completed, while the rest were cancelled due to loss in war.

model

“As world capital Berlin will only be comparable with Ancient Egypt, Babylon, and Rome! What is London, what is Paris compared to that!”
— Werner Jochmann: Adolf Hitler. Monologe im Führerhauptquartier 1941–1944, p. 318. Munich, 1980.

trimphant-arch

They even proposed World War Arch Of Triumph at the end of southern end of the avenue.

if-it-was-today

If Nazi would have won and completed the vision of Hitler, Berlin would have been something like above picture.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welthauptstadt_Germania

image 2: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-c03ciiTeugQ/TkpDDoAJQqI/AAAAAAAAB6g/D5sxXytvfmM/s1600/ger-welthauptstadt_germania.jpg

image 2: https://www.google.co.in/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&ved=0ahUKEwihzqKQ2d_RAhUMqI8KHVCtBwgQjBwIBA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FF6uoQ.jpg&psig=AFQjCNEisz3-mVI1XAIm7itCMKHEmGOX3A&ust=1485516170965001

image3: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/09/21/1411327469226_wps_1_B4ACM3_National_Socialism.jpg

image 4: http://www.9gag.com

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This website is a compilation of work done by students of INDUS University, Ahmedabad. The course was a two week long module where they engaged with mapping and unfloding the many layers of small public spaces in Ahmedabad city. This course was taught by Mansi Shah

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