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Checkpoint Charlie Apartments

The commission followed two competition entries OMA submitted to the Internationale Bauaustellung in 1981. The program includes 26 apartments which occur as three types: 1. Penthouses  2. Three floors of flats which are reached from a double-height gallery 3. Garden access maisonettes. The apartments sit on a podium above the new checkpoint facilities for customs workers and Allied forces. The building was completed shortly after the Berlin wall came down.