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Interbau, Modernist, Modernism, IBA, International Bauausstellung 1957

Project timeline

1957 – 1957



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Altonaer Straße 4-14

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AG for the construction of the Hansaviertel

Niemeyer Apartment Change this

Berlin, Germany
by Oscar Niemeyer Change this
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The Interbau Apartment was designed by Oscar Niemeyer with Soares Filho for the IBA'57 in the small suburb of Hansaviertel, Berlin. The Interbau Apartment is in the south-west corner of the Hansaquarter lies the eight-story building by Oscar Niemeyer and Soares Filho, Brazil's contribution to the International Builders Fair of 1957.

The concrete frame construction rests on V-shaped pillars and is 27m high, 72m long and 15m wide. Its longitudinal axis runs north-south, there is a total of 78 apartments. The building has a facade defined by yellow and blue balconies. Underneath the building, six staircases are entered through primary coloured blocks, clad in small mosaics and featuring graphic stencilled numbers. A polka-dot tower stands next to the block with a service and passenger elevator.


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