Berlin [St. Elisabeth-Kirche]
In the centre of Berlin surrounded by housing blocks from the late 19th century one virtually stumbles across the remains of the beautiful church of St. Elisabeth. After virtual destruction in WW II the reinforced outside walls of this building in Invalidenstr. are all that remain. Despite the fame of its architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781 - 1841) no funding has been secured for the reconstruction of this church which was consecrated in 1835. In these perfect surroundings the Elisabeth-Musiquen project has suggested the development of a forum for Early Music. Together with a research and education centre a concert hall with 800 seats could be constructed in the Schinkel church. It is believed that the proportions of the square room would have an excellent acoustic for the performance of early music.