Romanian–born, Berlin–based architect Oana Stănescu is a powerhouse. She’s worked on projects for Kanye West, Coachella & MoMA and taught at Harvard & Columbia.

Kino International

Cinema
Karl-Marx-Allee 33, Berlin, 10178
Kino International

"One thing that took me by surprise when I first came to Berlin was recognizing some of the more Eastern-style buildings, especially in East Berlin. You have the Eastern European roughness or bluntness that is at the intersection of Berlin like the Kino International."

Oana STĂNESCU

Oana Stănescu

Do You Read Me?!

Book shop
Auguststrasse 28, Berlin, 10117
Do You Read Me?!

"Do You Read Me?!" is good if you want something more on the leisurely side, but they also stock a lot of really great architecture books. Oh and there are really great ice-cream places, one next to Do You Read Me?! and one next to Pro qm, which is very important."

Oana STĂNESCU

Oana Stănescu

Pro qm

Book shop
Almstadtstrasse 48-50, Berlin, 10119
Pro qm

"Pro qm, which is in Mitte and has very nerdy stuff for architects."

Oana STĂNESCU

Oana Stănescu

Buchhandlung Walther König

Book shop
Invalidenstrasse 50-51, Berlin, 10557
Buchhandlung Walther König

"For more bookstores, Walther König of course is a classic and another problematic one for me."

Oana STĂNESCU

Oana Stănescu

Museum für Gegenwart

Museum
50-51 Invalidenstrasse, Berlin, 10557
Museum für Gegenwart

"I'm a big sucker for the Hamburger Bahnhof, always have been. I like enjoying lunch and then heading to the bookshop. Berlin has many great museums and galleries, but I’ve always had a soft spot for the Bahnhof."

Oana STĂNESCU

Oana Stănescu

Berliner Philharmonie

Concert hall
Herbert-von-Karajan-Strasse 1, Berlin, 10785
Berliner Philharmonie

"From the sound of the orchestra to the space, it was extremely moving and a totalgesamtkunstwerk. I'm trying to go on a weekly basis because it takes you out of your head and is an otherworldly experience."

Oana STĂNESCU

Oana Stănescu

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