Below is an influence map with images primarily of the New Reich Chancellery building in Berlin, for the design of our German Office.

During World War 2, Hitler rejected all but two forms of art; "Un-German degenerate art of the likes of Pablo Picasso and classical realistic art that represented all that was good about Nazi Germany and Germans." Art movements at the time such as Art Deco, and the Bauhaus were banned and shut down. 

Instead, Hitler wanted "visible representations of Nazi ideals", and employed architects like Albert Speer to design government buildings that would create a sense of awe, as well as appearing intimidating to others. 

The New Reich Chancellery in Berlin (office for German Chancellor) was designed by Speer with high columns and gigantic doors, with an eagle sculpture above the entrance in the Voss-strasse entrance, for "an awe-inspiring entrance to the seat of Nazi power."

Speer's designs typically incorporated symmetrical designs, round columns, sculptures arranged symmetrically, with the focus on line.

The eagle statue above the entrance to the New Reich Chancellery building is interesting as our animation is to feature an eagle within the story. 

Above is influences for the layout of the Office. There are mainly images of offices from magazines, looking for different angles to work from. The two bottom right images are Photographs of Hitler's Office in the Chancellery. 

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  1. Tom Beg says:

    Another thing you might what to look at are the propaganda film's of Leni Riefenstahl. They don't deal with architecture as such, but it's another idealised representation on Nazi Germany which you might find useful!

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