The Germany jury has published the top-100 winning pictures of the German competition a little while ago. While the broader selection gives a very thorough image of the German cultural heritage, it is clear that in the jury has clearly chosen to send the big pictures that represent Germany’s rich history – mostly castles and churches.
The pictures are very clear cut and encyclopedic – the mystery that can be found in some other countries (and also sometimes in the broader selection of the top-100) or the deteriorated buildings (with the exception of the monastery ruins at the 8th place) did not come as far. Also interesting is the clear outlier in the selection that perhaps wouldn’t be expected: the third place is an example of ‘modern heritage’. The apartment building by architect Walter Gropius in the west of Berlin was part of the Interbau project at the International Building Exhibition of 1957. It stands alone in the middle of giants from centuries ago.Read more: