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.
Buildings that are part of the Hansaviertel are the Bakema Tower, Niemeyer Apartment, ADK, Eternit Building, Walter Gropius House, Eiermann House, Hansaviertel Shopping Center, Subway station Hansaplatz, Hansa Library, Punkt House.