Details

Keywords Change this

Megastructure, Terrace Housing, Superstructure, Schwimmer Tour

Project timeline

1976 – 1981

Type

Residential

Location Change this

Schlangenbaderstr. 12-36
Berlin
Germany

Current state

Original

Also known as Change this

Autobahnüberbauung

Architect Change this

Motorway Superstructure Change this

Berlin, Germany
by Georg Heinrichs Change this

Section of the structure used as an elevator panel

1 of 6

Description Change this

In the 1970s West Berlin encircled by the GDR feared to run out of space for new residential housing developments and a concept to build housing superstructures on top of motorways was born. The Berlin architect Georg Heinrichs was commissioned to design the first of six superstructures to be built on top of German motorways. However, the scheme was soon seen as a failure. no further superstrucutres were built.

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