Title page for ETD etd-05282001-165442

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Kienapfel, Christian
Author's Email Address kichrist@vt.edu
URN etd-05282001-165442
Title "The Urban Leftover" open corner situations in the downtown area of berlin
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Galloway, William U. Committee Chair
Brown, William Committee Member
Schnoedt, Heinrich Committee Member
  • open corner
  • berlin
  • linear building type
  • block
  • zeile
  • corner
  • urban leftover
Date of Defense 2001-05-08
Availability unrestricted
"The Urban Leftover"

The situation of the "Urban Leftover" caused by

the errection of linear building types -the so

called "Zeile"- after World War II is obvious in

over 100 locations in the former West Berlin,


The radical modern urban concepts of erasing the

historic structure of the city -in which context

the Zeile was erected were never completly realized.

This mixed structure of the traditional Block and

Zeile caused the open corner condition and have become

an unused urban leftover today.

This thesis project studies the phenomenon of the open

corner and tries to offer an answer to this urban


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