MODERNIST HOUSING ESTATES
The idea of new, modern, light-flooded dwellings were implemented in a unique form during the Berliner interwar period. In the 1920s, the six green settlements were developed as a counter-project to the hitherto dominant tenant buildings of the Berlin workers‘ families. In 2008 they were registered in the UNESCO World Heritage List because of their social aspirations and their outstanding importance for 20th century urban planning and architecture.
All six settlements are visited as part of a full-day bus tour - being the operator of two information stations in the Hufeisen-Britz and Siemensstadt settlements, Ticket B offers exclusive access to shops and apartments.
Housing Estates North Berlin
Großsiedlung Siemensstadt -„Ringsiedlung“ - (Hans Scharoun, Walter Gropius, Otto Bartning, Hugo Häring, Fred Forbat und Paul-Rudolf Henning); Siedlung Afrikanische Straße (Mies van der Rohe); Siedlung Schillerpark (Bruno Taut); Weiße Stadt (Otto Rudolf Salvisberg, Bruno Ahrends und Wilhelm Büning) and Carl-Legien-Siedlung (Bruno Taut) in Prenzlauer Berg
Housing Estates South Berlin
Hufeisensiedlung Britz and „Tuschkastensiedlung“ Falkenberg (Bruno Taut) or alternatively Onkel-Tom-Siedlung (Bruno Taut, Otto Rudolf Salvisberg und Hugo Häring), Waldsiedlung Quermatenweg
Day tour, duration approx. 8 h
Viable also as a half day tour with bus or public transport, duration approx. 3-4 hours