This year, MSMR went on tour to Berlin!
After an early morning start, we kicked off the day’s activities with a guided tour at the Tchoban Foundation’s Museum for Architectural Drawing. The museum itself is a striking building with sculptural concrete and glass façades, resembling building blocks, and surfaces detailed with reliefs of magnified historical drawings including those of Angelo Toselli and Pietro di Gottardo Gonzaga. Our tour also featured the recent exhibition within the museum, with over 70 original drawings by Finnish architects Alvar and Elissa Aalto.
From here, we wandered over to the iconic TV Tower for lunch where the revolving restaurant gave us an opportunity to take in stunning panoramas of the city.
This was a great place for us to kick off our afternoon walking tour, with the views from the top giving context to the metropolis below. Led by our trusty tour guides, MSMR’s own Angelina, Sam, Ewan, Ruta and Chiara, we visited some significant architectural sites around Museum Island, including St. Nicholas’ Church Museum, The Embassy of the Netherlands in Berlin, The Empty Library in Bebelplatz, the German Historical Museum and the James Simon Gallery.
Rounding off the day with a delicious meal together, the team were given the opportunity to reflect on the impressive variety of architecture of Berlin.
MSMR are pleased to have these opportunities to come together as a team, and experience the impressive arrays of European design so close to home.