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Model Apartment Building, International Bauausstellung 1957, Housing, Interbau

Project timeline

1955 – 1957

Type

Residential

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Klopstockstrasse 30
10557 Berlin
Germany

Current state

Original

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Article last edited by Bostjan on
April 27th, 2017

Hansaviertel Change this

Berlin, Germany
by Alvar Aalto Change this
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The Hansaviertel is a Berlin district between Tiergarten park and the Spree River. It was almost completely destroyed during World War II, but was rebuilt from 1957 to 1961 as a housing estate project by international master architects like Alvar Aalto, Egon Eiermann, Walter Gropius, Oscar Niemeyer, Sep Ruf. The whole ensemble called Interbau, is now protected as a historic monument.

This model apartment building was built as a part of an international architecture exhibition that was held in Berlin in 1957. Aalto wanted to bring the conveniences of the private house to the apartment. He carefully designed the apartment, balconies in a way that each apartment had an open space that could also be integrated into the indoor living space.

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