Friday, 22 August 2008

Six Berlin Housing Projects Declared World Heritage Sites

UNESCO has included 6 Berlin housing estates in its World Heritage List. The projects were built in the 1920s and 1930s. They had model model character for social housing with vastly improved living conditions for tenants at the low end of the income scale.

The ideas had impact on the development of social housing in many other coutries.

Avant-garde architects like Bruno Taut, Martin Wagner, Walter Gropius and Hans Scharoun were building some of the world's first modern apartments with kitchens, bathrooms, balconies and sufficient windows to provide light and fresh air.

More details at DW - World, Deutsche Welle

Some of these apartments are available for property investors. To get listings and detailed information please refer to Properties in Berlin

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