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Berlin Modernism Housing Estates

Berlin Modernism Housing Estates: There are six locations in Berlin that have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Gartenstadt (Garden City) Falkenberg, Siedlung Schillerpark, Großsiedlung Britz, Großsiedlung Siemensstadt, Wohnstadt Carl Legien, Weisse Stadt (White City). The Modernism Housing Estates are spread out across Berlin. The six housing estates in Berlin were built in the period 1913-1934. Walter Gropius, Hans Scharoun, Martin Wagner and Bruno Taut were among the leading architects. The housing estates were designed in the style of the Modern Movement, also known as the International Style. The Berlin Modernism Housing Estates contributed to improving housing and living conditions for people with low incomes. The Berlin Modernism Housing Estates exercised substantial influence on the development of housing around the whole world. One of the most iconic housing estates in Berlin is the Horseshoe Settlement in Großsiedlung Britz. Besides the Modernism Housing Estates, there are another two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Berlin: Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin and the Museumsinsel. The Berlin Modernism Housing Estates gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2008. World Heritage Art: White City Berlin

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Berlin Modernism Housing Estates - Berlin Modernism Housing Estates: The Horseshoe Settlement (German: Hufeisensiedlung) in Großsiedlung Britz in Berlin. The modernism housing...

Berlin Modernism Housing Estates: The Horseshoe Settlement (German: Hufeisensiedlung) in Großsiedlung Britz in Berlin. The modernism housing estates were designed in the style of the Modern Movement. The six modernism housing estates were built in the period 1913-1934 and exercised substantial influence on the development of modern housing around the world. The Berlin Modernism Housing Estates gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2008. 

  1. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates - Berlin Modernism Housing Estates: The Horseshoe Settlement (German: Hufeisensiedlung) in Großsiedlung Britz in Berlin. The modernism housing...

    Berlin Modernism Housing Estates: The Horseshoe Settlement (German: Hufeisensiedlung) in Großsiedlung Britz in Berlin. The modernism housing estates were designed in the style of the Modern Movement. The six modernism housing estates were built in the period 1913-1934 and exercised substantial influence on the development of modern housing around the world. The Berlin Modernism Housing Estates gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2008. 

  2. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates - Berlin Modernism Housing Estates: The shops and a restaurant in the Hufeisensiedlung. One of the shops houses the Modernism Housing...

    Berlin Modernism Housing Estates: The shops and a restaurant in the Hufeisensiedlung. One of the shops houses the Modernism Housing Estates information centre. There are six locations of the Berlin Modernism Housing Estates that have been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List: Gartenstadt (the Garden City) Falkenberg, Großsiedlung Britz, Großsiedlung Siemensstadt, Siedlung Schillerpark, Wohnstadt Carl Legien and the Weisse Stadt (White City).

  3. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates - Berlin Modernism Housing Estates: The housing estate of Großsiedlung Siemensstadt in Berlin. Großsiedlung Siemensstadt...

    Berlin Modernism Housing Estates: The housing estate of Großsiedlung Siemensstadt in Berlin. Großsiedlung Siemensstadt is also known as Ringsiedlung, the Ring Estate. The housing estate was built in the period 1929-1931. Großsiedlung Siemensstadt was constructed as housing for the workers of the nearby Siemens plant. The Berlin Modernism Housing Estates survived World War II relatively undamaged.

  4. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates - Berlin Modernism Housing Estates: Großsiedlung Siemensstadt. Numerous trees and shrubs were planted in the open spaces between the apartment...

    Berlin Modernism Housing Estates: Großsiedlung Siemensstadt. Numerous trees and shrubs were planted in the open spaces between the apartment blocks, giving special importance to the countryside character of the housing estates. The six Berlin Modernism Housing Estates are still inhabited and a large number of the houses are among the most desirable urban houses in Berlin.

  5. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates - Berlin Modernism Housing Estates: The Horseshoe Settlement was designed by the renowned German architect Bruno Taut and was built around a...

    Berlin Modernism Housing Estates: The Horseshoe Settlement was designed by the renowned German architect Bruno Taut and was built around a pond. The pond was already there long before the Horseshoe Settlement was constructed. All the home units had a bath room, kitchen and a seperate bedroom, very modern at the time. The six Modernism Housing Estates in Berlin contributed to improving housing and living conditions for people with low incomes.

  6. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates - Berlin Modernism Housing Estates: The Horseshoe Settlement in Großsiedlung Britz  was built around a pond in the period...

    Berlin Modernism Housing Estates: The Horseshoe Settlement in Großsiedlung Britz  was built around a pond in the period 1924-1931 and is one of the most iconic housing estates in Berlin. The 350 metres long horseshoe-shaped housing estate consists of 25 home units. The Berlin Modernism Housing Estates were designed in the style of the Modern Movement, also known  as the International Style. The modern housing estates are spread out across Berlin.

  7. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates - Berlin Modernism Housing Estates: Row houses in the housing estate Großsiedlung Britz. The six housing estates in Berlin were designed...

    Berlin Modernism Housing Estates: Row houses in the housing estate Großsiedlung Britz. The six housing estates in Berlin were designed by Walter Gropius, Hans Scharoun, Bruno Taut and Martin Wagner. The Berlin Modernism Housing Estates gained the status as an  UNESCO World Heritage in 2008 Four out of six Berlin Modernism Housing Estates that gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage, were developed under the leadership of Bruno Taut.