Berlin Modernism Housing Estates

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Category/Kategorie: Architecture, Berlin, UNESCO World Heritage

Großsiedlung Siemensstadt by Hugo Häring © Doris Antony/cc-by-sa-3.0

Großsiedlung Siemensstadt by Hugo Häring © Doris Antony/cc-by-sa-3.0

Berlin Modernism Housing Estates (German: Siedlungen der Berliner Moderne) are an ensemble of six subsidized housing estates from the early 20th century, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dating mainly from the years of the Weimar Republic (1919–1933), when the city of Berlin was particularly progressive socially, politically and culturally, they are outstanding examples of the building reform movement that contributed to improving housing and living conditions for people with low incomes through novel approaches to architecture and urban planning. The estates also provide exceptional examples of new urban and architectural typologies, featuring fresh design solutions, as well as technical and aesthetic innovations.

Bruno Taut, Martin Wagner and Walter Gropius were among the leading architects of these projects which exercised considerable influence on the development of housing around the world.

Wohnstadt Carl Legien © Doris Antony/cc-by-sa-3.0 Wohnstadt Carl Legien © clioberlin.de - Florianmk/cc-by-sa-3.0 Weiße Stadt © Kvikk/cc-by-sa-3.0 Weiße Stadt © Doris Antony/cc-by-sa-3.0 Tuschkastensiedlung © Guido U. Draheim/cc-by-sa-3.0 Siedlung Schillerpark © Marbot/cc-by-sa-3.0-de Memorial stone Siedlung Schillerpark © OTFW/cc-by-sa-3.0 Memorial stone Gartenstadt Falkenberg © OTFW/cc-by-sa-3.0 Memorial plaque Siedlung Schillerpark © OTFW/cc-by-sa-3.0 Memorial plaque Gartenstadt Falkenberg © OTFW/cc-by-sa-3.0 Hufeisensiedlung (Horseshoe Estate) © Sebastian Trommer/cc-by-sa-3.0 Großsiedlung Siemensstadt © Peter Kuley/cc-by-sa-3.0 Großsiedlung Siemensstadt by Hugo Häring © Doris Antony/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Hufeisensiedlung (Horseshoe Estate) © Sebastian Trommer/cc-by-sa-3.0
The settlements in the overview from West to East Berlin:

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