Landesdenkmalamt Berlin (Ed.)
Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
Inscription on the Unesco World Heritage List
23 x 28 cm
- Garden City Falkenberg
- Schillerpark Housing Estate
- Residential Area Britz ('Horse shoe' Settlement)
- Residency Carl Legien
- White City
- Siemens City Residences
Six residential areas of the interwar Berlin Modern Style have been given the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. In respect to its architecture and city planning, Berlin of the 1920s was considered the "avant-garde center of the world". These world-class projects have had an enduring effect on the definition and spread of social housing.
This volume documents these six residential areas, using various historical and current photo material, plans and maps. The relevant historical turning points are explained in order to aid the readers understanding of the extraordinary importance of these sites for the worldwide culture of structure and its environment in the 20th Century.