Interbau 1957 - an exhibition of superlatives.Experimental and innovative, modern and the highest levle of quality, this is where a residential area were created. The idea of new construction emerges.
GRIPS Theater: GRIPS Hansaplatz
Altonaer Straße 2210557Berlin
Hansaviertel has originally been used as an exhibition area for contemporary
residential architecture during Interbau in the heart of Western Berlin. It
has become a popular quarter for living. In competition to East Berlin’s
prestigious Stalinallee, it was the declared goal to develop a surrounding of
highest quality while considering social aspects.
The guidelines followed
were inspired by the Weimarer Republic’s societal demands: balconies,
accessible rooftops, green surroundings, air and light, modern building
The involved planners were international: The Grand Master Otto Bartning
was responsible for the general planning, the most renown architects from all
around the world developed high and low rises. Right in between those
buildings we will find works of Walter Gropius, Gustav Hasenpflug and Eduard
in cooperation with the Bauhaus Archive / Museum of Design