Classic-Tour HANSAVIERTEL + KARL-MARX-ALLEE
These two major urban systems of the postwar period are candidates for UNESCO World Heritage. They represent different political systems and show postwar housing in a variaty of ways and on highest level.
While the representative facades and floor plans of the former Stalin Allee follow the concept of the „National Tradition“, the buildings of the „Interbau 1957“ are experimental and innovative. In the east the monumental avenue in the „Zuckerbäcker“-style was supposed to bring palaces to the working class of the young GDR. In Tiergarten in West Berlin the revival of international modernism was celebrated, designed by more than 50 renowned architects.
Buildings visited in the course of the tour – including interior visits:
Skyscraper at the Weberwiese with rooftop conservatory; Cafe Sybille; Apartment at Frankfurter Tor; Galerie Central Berlin on Straußberger Platz
New architecture: Pablo Neruda Library (Peter W. Schmidt), residential complex at the 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 Arts Hanseatenweg; Berlin Pavilion
Interbau 1957 - Corbusierhaus (including visit of an appartment)
duration approx. 2,5 hours each or 6 hours for both