Anatomical theater by Carl Gotthard Langhans

Restoration and Conversion of the Monument-Protected Animal Anatomical Theater by Carl Gotthard Langhans

The early classicist building of the Veterinary School is one of Berlin’s most important architectural monuments and is known as the Anatomical Theater. Constructed as part of the Veterinary School in 1790, the building characterizes the architectural style of its time. The architectural significance is understood both in the context of the royal city beautification program and the growing importance of veterinary medicine during this period.

The original complex established in 1790 included the two-story teaching building of the Anatomical Theater with a large auditorium, a pharmacy with a laboratory, and residences for teachers, officials, and 50 pupils of the institute. Additionally, three stable buildings and a forge were part of the complex.

Services (in construction phases)

Restorative investigation of the historical facade design of the Anatomical Theater by Carl Gotthard Langhans and development of the restoration concept (1999-2000). Planning and supervision of the restoration and reconstruction of the facades and restorative technical site management for the planning, concept development, and supervision of the monument conservation work on the facades and roof of the Anatomical Theater on behalf of the Berlin State Office for Monument Protection in collaboration with Thomas Müller Ivan Reimann Society of Architects Berlin (2006-2010).


Humboldt University of Berlin

Contracting Authority

Berlin State Office for Monument Protection


2000 to 2012 in construction phases

Planning Participants

Thomas Müller Ivan Reimann Architects, Bernd Kimmel


Breitenfeldt, Jörg, Restauratorische Untersuchung der Fassaden des Anatomischen Theaters von Carl Gotthard Langhans, in: Landschaftsarchitekten in der Denkmalpflege, Arbeitsmaterialien zur Fort- und Weiterbildung der Architektenkammer Berlin [Hrsg], 2000