The Scientific Collections hold a substantial number of photographs and slides on various aspects of GDR architecture. The vast majority of these consists of photographic templates for the renowned GDR Architectural Guide (Architekturführer DDR), and of photographic collections from the Institute for Urban Planning and Architecture's (ISA) projects, for instance on new housing districts. Numerous photographs and slides that were bequeathed by architects complement the collection.

Overview of Scientific Collections


An online holdings guide gives a systematic overview over the five groups of documents held by the Scientific Collections. More detailed finding aids are available for a selection of holdings.

Holdings Guide