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Berlin Olympic Stadium

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Located in Berlin’s western Grunewald neighbourhood, the Olympic Stadium is an acknowledged historic monument. A horse racing track at the beginning of the 20th century, it was already celebrated as an urban landmark and well connected to the city by the underground railway system. Preparations for the Olympics of 1916 saw it transformed into an Olympic Stadium – never used, however, on account of the outbreak of the First World War. The stadium underwent further transformation, hosting Hilter’s 1936 Games and becoming part of the nazi propaganda machine.
Given the stadium’s history, any modernisation to meet today’s needs, comply with sports regulations, and cater for a wide range of high-impact non-sporting or sporting events (including the world  football cup), also had to envisage preservation.
The stadium is the focal point of the whole complex, the central node of a...

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