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  • Approximately 1:400 scale
  • Model size Café Moskau (l/b/h) ca. 20 cm/12 cm/5 cm
  • Four-color printing on white cardboard 190 gr/m2
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Café Moscow

Since 1964 the café Moscow found it´s place in between the nationality restaurants of socialist countrys in Berlin. After a differentiated spatial and gastronomic program, there is a restaurant in the ground floor next to a wine bar, in the upper floor a concert and dance café, tea and mocca rooms as well as rooms for closed societies and in the basement a night bar. In addition, a store is furnished in the ground floor for Soviet folk art. The restaurant lies on the north side of the Karl's Marx avenue, therefore, an atrium concept was planned to the creation besonnter and quiet rooms. Thus a plan originated in the golden cut of 8 axes: 5 axes. The ground floor is guarded to the street which glasses auskragende upper floor all around. The entrance is put back to the education of a forecourt around an axis and is formed with a tessellated wall (from Bert Heller " from the life of the people of the Soviet Union ") inviting. It is a harmonious component and an increase of the architecture and gives, together with a "floating" concrete grid which closes the construction body visually again, to this modern Berlin building an indication of fremdländischer folklore. The fountain in the court of the restaurant was formed by Prof. Fritz Kühn. For the inauguration of the restaurant the message of the Soviet Union gave a faithful Sputnik model. The store constructions are equally according to the town planning order and ensemble intention. This hits to to the construction bodies and her architecture (with the exception of the drawing room "Babette" which is assigned architecturally to the restaurant "Moscow"); for the uniformly yellow ceramics of the outer walls as a contrast to the white of the residential blocks; for the uniform view advertisement and light advertisement in all constructions of the avenue (draught Professor Wittkugel).
Citations and information from German architecture in 1964 notebook 4 and 7

The Karl-Marx-Alley between Strausberger Platz and Alexanderplatz assumed an modern appearance in the 1959 to 1965.
Now in a width of 125 metres she leads directly to the Alexanderplatz.

The town planning draughts came from Edmund Collein and Werner Dutschke, while for the structural engineerings the group of Josef Kaiser signed responsibly. Next to the street they planed some one storey shop pavillons, behind it offset located 10-storey prefabhouses. With the interhotel of "Berolina" (1963), the cinema "International" (1963) and the restaurant "Moscow" (1964) opened some attractive facilities. On both sides of the Karl-Marx-Alley between Leninplace and Jannowitzbridge a spacious residential area, with kindergartens and cradles, schools, paddling washbasins and playgrounds, with shopping stores and service stores equipped, was developend . It offered pleasant housing and living conditions and  at the same time whole-urban functions to his inhabitants. (S.604)
citations from Keiderling: Berlin in 1945-1986, Dietz publishing company of Berlin in 1987.

To both sides of the Karl's Marx avenue stand 10-storey dwelling houses. They stand distant not directly in the street, but about forty metres of her edge. Each of them contains from 69 to 80 flats. These houses are alike like an egg to the other. This is not surprising if one thinks that they have been built everything after the same procedure, the big records assembly construction method. In spite of this uniformity the Karl's Marx avenue completely has unverwech-selbares Gepräge... . We see here that the industrial construction method, under the conditions of the socialism applied, a beauty of quite own kind allows to originate. (S.604)
Citations from Georg Piltz in 1975: Raid by the German architecture. Children's book publishing company of Berlin.
Citations from Brandenburg/Harnisch/Kubiziel: Television tower Berlin, Verl. for civil engineering Berlin,

In 1969 after completion of the store constructions and the demolition of some old buildings this 700-m-long street segmentcould be effective fully: to be an announcing prelude of the centre and at the same time reserved connector between the accents Strausberger place and Alexanderplace.