The dressed-up construction site is a relatively new phenomenon. While I saw a few scaffolds with big advertisements before, the majority of construction fences are instead sporting some rather detailed artwork.
Construction sites are a staple in Berlin and can be there for a long, long time so it is really nice that people are trying to make them a little more attractive.
Unless you are a little kid, diggers and cranes are not all that fascinating.
Mauerpark is finally open again and they had been working on that water canal thingy for so long that I can honestly not remember what it used to look like.
The dressed-up construction site covering it all up has changed considerably over time. Lots of pieces went missing, others added to the artwork and recently it’s all gone. Now Mauerpark features some non-dusty parts with green grass, a few new swings and a playground.
The yellow dressed-up construction site at Rotes Rathaus has been there for years. You’ll find some photos from 4 years ago here.
Now, a real treat is the new construction site at Alexanderplatz featuring the artwork ‘True Heroines’ by Ron Miller. It just went up, so if you are around this summer (if we can call it that), make sure to check it out!
Once again, if you still think Germans had no humor, this has been taken a few years ago in Berlin Tierpark (the zoo in the former East of the city).
Don’t feed the construction workers!
Last but certainly not least, a construction fence from Justinks & Murals. You’ll find more street art from Malta here.
Have you spotted a dressed-up construction site in your area?
Happy Hump Day; we’ve got this!
11 thoughts on “Dressed Up Construction Site”
I have found street-art on a distribution box at a hiking trail in the greens of Erpetal (nearly on the borderline of Berlin and Brandenburg), funny but really something else, I know.
The places you’ll go …
The Octopus is cool!
It’s really detailed. If you click on the Malta link you see the whole wall!
I draw on a small scale so I’m always amazed by street art! The size of it and details are phenomenal. I couldn’t even hope to do something that awesome.
Many great artists are self taught. You are one step ahead of many because you got started! Maybe find a nice little electricity box or a garage door and just give it a go? 🙂
My garage door is definitely in need of painting! 🙂
Go for it!
Wow – that’s an interesting concept … and when they are done with the constructiion, they need to hang the artwork somewhere in the building or at least a part of it. Love the llamas!
It’s really odd that they plan in art work into the budget rather than earning money from advertisement. Hey, no complaints. I think those fences are pretty nice