Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
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|Berlin Modernism Housing Estates|
|Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List|
"Panzerkreuzer" Estate, designed by Hans Scharoun
|UNESCO region||Europe and North America|
|Inscription||2008 (32nd Session)|
Berlin Modernism Housing Estates (German: Siedlungen der Berliner Moderne) consists of six subsidized housing estates (Siedlungen) that testify to innovative housing policies from 1910 to 1933, especially during the Weimar Republic, when the city of Berlin was particularly progressive socially, politically and culturally. The properties 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 town planning, architecture and garden design. 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.
List of Housing Estates
Tuschkastensiedlung ("Paintbox Estate")
|Siedlung Schillerpark|| Wedding
Hufeisensiedlung ("Horseshoe Estate")
|Wohnstadt Carl Legien|| Prenzlauer Berg
|name=Wohnstadt Carl Legien|
|Weiße Stadt (White City)|| Reinickendorf