Already in 2012, the Veterinary Anatomy Theatre (‘Langhansbau’), a unique architectural monument dating from 1790, was reopened as an exhibition and event building at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Thanks to the financial support of the Hermann Reemtsma Foundation, the Anatomy Theatre Foundation and the German Foundation for the Preservation of Historical Monuments, with the completion of the two extension buildings, the entire ensemble now shines in new splendour. The Gerlach Building was designed in 1873 by the architect Julius Emmerich to house an autopsy, and on the first floor it also housed the pathological and anatomical collections. In 1935/36 the head building, named after its architect Walter Wolff, added a slaughter hall. Both annexes take over the essential design elements of the Langhans building's facades, but are much simpler. The transition to Classical Modernism is clearly visible in the Wolffbau, as it was typical for Wolff.
In March 2019, the Hermann von Helmholtz Center for Cultural Techniques moved into the extension buildings. During the guided tours we inform about the architecture, the restoration of the monument and the future use of the building as an object lab for transdisciplinary research and teaching on collections and material culture.
Saturday, September 7, 2019:
2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m.
Meeting point: Tieranatomisches Theater, entrance area
Registration via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz