Roots and starting point of reform housing in Berlin
Guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site with a focus on architecture, urban planning, monument preservation, building and urban history: The garden city of Falkenberg, laid out in 1913-16, is the oldest and most down-to-earth of the six "Siedlungen der Berliner Moderne" (Berlin Modernist Housing Estates) jointly listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008.
It would have been much larger if the First World War had not intervened. The first thing visitors notice is the strong, varied and, in some houses, almost expressionistic color scheme, which quickly earned Falkenberg the nickname "Tuschkastensiedlung" (inkbox housing estate). The settlement was built according to the principles of the garden city movement, which tested holistically thought-out social and political concepts that later led to the reform settlement construction of the interwar years.
Anyone who wants to understand the intellectual tradition of Berlin's World Heritage Site starts here - with the small but fine settlement, which was significantly planned by Bruno Taut with the participation of the garden architect Ludwig - the "great-grandfather-in-law" of the leader.
(Program in German)
- Date: Sunday, 26.03.2023, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
- Price: 15 € / per person, registration requested
- Minimum number of participants: 10 persons. The tour may be cancelled, if the minimum number of participants is not met or in case of bad weather.
- Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org