Essential Architecture-  Berlin

Flats at Hansaviertel

architect

Alvar Aalto

location

Hansaviertel, Berlin

date

1955 to 1957

style

Modern

construction

concrete

type

Apartment Buildings
 
 
  The Apartment Block in the Hansaviertel, Berlin
1955-1957
The modal apartment house was built in the Hansaviertal on the occasion of the Interbau Exhibition. The conventional small corridor-like balconies were here transformed into patios around which the rooms of the apartments were grouped. The grouping around the open-air room created an intimate, private atmosphere.
 
  eiermann
 
  gropius
 
  bakema section
The Hansaviertel is a quarter in the Tiergarten borough of Berlin. It was almost completely destroyed during World War II, but it was rebuilt from 1957 to 1961 as a project of international master architects (Alvar Aalto, Egon Eiermann, Walter Gropius, Oscar Niemeyer, etc.) called "Interbau". The whole ensemble is now protected as a historic monument.

The Hansaplatz is located at the center of the quarter. There you find a small shopping arcade, a subway station and also the Grips-Theater. Schloss Bellevue is nearby.

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