Archinect - News 2014-09-16T15:40:10-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/81150861/nuremberg-to-spend-70-million-on-re-building-nazi-rally-grounds Nuremberg to spend €70 million on re-building Nazi rally grounds Archinect 2013-09-05T18:50:00-04:00 >2013-09-05T18:51:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/18/18b666d663fd78bb0ab53cca5363a560.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nuremberg plans to spend up to 70 million euro restoring the sprawling complex used by Adolf Hitler for his mass rallies, as debate continues in Germany over what to do with Nazi-era architecture. &ldquo;This is a job of national importance, we cannot take it on alone,&rdquo; said Ulrich Maly, the Social Democrat mayor of the Bavarian city, who added he would ask for federal funds to complete the project.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/72101910/hitler-s-words-into-stone-can-architecture-itself-be-fascist Hitler's Words Into Stone. Can architecture itself be fascist? Bryan Finoki 2013-04-28T00:06:00-04:00 >2013-05-06T09:24:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ii/iiiv12swl7ev1lfy.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rather elegant," intoned the white-haired figure at the podium. He was speaking of Adolf Hitler's Reich Chancellery, designed in 1938 by Albert Speer. Up next on the screen was the Nuremberg Party Rally Grounds where brown-shirted Nazis paraded en masse. "I think it is really great architecture," said the lecturer. "You take off the swastikas, and you can admire it without feeling guilty."</p></em><br /><br /><p> As you might expect, "Audience members shifted awkwardly in their seats, and a few walked out to protest the remarks by L&eacute;on Krier, opening a conference on Berlin at the Yale School of Architecture in February." &nbsp;Anyone manage to actually be there for this, or have any follow-up?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/12578644/talk-about-adaptive-re-use-baltic-style Talk about adaptive re-use: Baltic style Nam Henderson 2011-07-07T21:08:27-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ao/aok8jzdbupde3v2n.jpg" width="514" height="279" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Prora was designed to accommodate 20,000 people in one go. Hitler was convinced Germany lost World War I because its population lost its nerve. His idea was to create cheap package holidays to wed the nation to Nazism and to shape happy, strong, well-rested new generations capable of winning the next war.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Germany's newest youth hostel offers access to one of the best beaches the Baltic has to offer. Sunseekers are flocking to the place, which is booked out for the summer season and is already receiving bookings for summer 2012. The&nbsp;hostel stands just meters away from one of the best beaches the Baltic Sea has to offer, but is located in a building with a deeply troubled past.&nbsp;The 400-bed hostel, which calls itself "the longest youth hostel in the world," was opened on July 1 in a gigantic former Nazi holiday hotel that stretches for 4.5 kilometers (2.8 miles) along the coast of the island of R&uuml;gen at the resort of Prora.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-233427-galleryV9-tyqe.jpg"></p>