After the anniversary celebration on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Hansaviertel, the Bürgerverein can draw a positive balance. “We are very satisfied”, says Matthias Rudolph, Chairman of the Bürgerverein Hansaviertel e.V., who celebrated the 60th anniversary of the event on Hansaplatz together with the GRIPS Theatre.
Around 3,000 visitors found their way to the square despite the bad weather. Up to 40 visitors took part in the AG guided tours offered by the association. The film screenings in the Hansa Library and the discussion events on the fairground were particularly well received.
Chairman of the Bürgerverein Rudolph emphasized that the association was able to present itself at the international symposium “Rethinking Modernity” at the Akademie der Künste on Hanseatenweg, which took place at the same time. Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick, who moderated the festival, outed himself as an “enthusiastic Hansaviertel fan”. Quoting the poet Paul Valéry, Kosslick said: “The Hansaviertel sings.” Anja Kraus, speaker of the GRIPS-Theater, found: “It was beautiful, again and again it was great, how one gets the Hansaplatz alive”.
Berlin’s governing mayor Michael Müller (SPD) calls the Hansaviertel “something spectacular in our city” and an “architectural and political statement”. “I believe that the Hansaviertel, with all its advantages and disadvantages over the decades and with everything that still has to be achieved in the years to come, is a very important, further testimony, not only to the past, but also a draft for the future, on which one can orient oneself.
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