BBC Radio 4
Jonathan Glancey asks a simple question: Is a building ultimately innocent of the original purpose for which it was built and of its original client? We visit the Nuremberg complex where Hitler held his massive rallies – what should the city do with these crumbling buildings? And in Munich the British architect
David Chipperfield is about to renovate both the Haus der Kunst, , the building where the German Art show was held as part of Nazi propaganda. How should the restoration be handled? Jonathan also talks to Norman Foster (who renovated the Reichstag ) about the ability of buildings to be re-invented and to outlast the regimes that created them.
Produced by Susan Marling
Broadcast: Thursday 26th April