HANSAVIERTEL / KARL-MARX-ALLEE
These two major urban layouts of the postwar period are candidates for UNESCO World Heritage status. They represent different political systems and show postwar housing in a variety of ways at its highest level.
While the representative facades and floor plans of the former Stalin Allee follow the concept of ‚National Tradition‘, the buildings of the ‚Interbau 1957‘ are experimental and innovative. The eastern monumental avenue with its ‚sugarbaker‘-style was supposed to make palaces available to the working class of the young GDR while the western Hansa
district celebrated the revival of international modernism, designed by more than 50 renowned architects.
Buildings visited in the course of the tour – including interior visits:
Skyscraper at Weberwiese with rooftop conservatory (Hermann Hensemann), Cafe Sybille, apartment at Frankfurter Tor, Galerie Central Berlin on Straußberger Platz
New architecture: Pablo Neruda Library (Peter W. Schmidt), residential complex on Rigaer Straße (zanderroth architects)
Interbau 1957 - Hansa district
Residential buildings (Oscar Niemeyer, Walter Gropius, Arne Jacobsen, Sep Ruf, Alvar Aalto, van den Broek and Bakema, Egon Eiermann and many others), Eternit House, Giraffe House, Hansa Library, Academy of the Arts Hanseatenweg (Werner Düttmann), Berlin Pavilion
Interbau 1957 - Corbusierhaus (including visit of an appartment)
duration approx. 2,5 hours each or 6 hours for both