The white city of Berlin?

This is not normally how one would describe Berlin. And yet, there is a white city in Berlin, Weisse Stadt.

This district is located in the northwest of the city and was built between the late 1920s and early 1930s.

With the creation of Greater Berlin in 1920, the city expanded considerably to take on the shape we know today, thanks to the integration of new areas and municipalities.

It was the Weimar Republic and the city promoted the construction of entire districts, modern in their architecture, their level of comfort and their social vocation. Various architects proposed buildings in a simple style, as in this district.

One of the important principles of the architectural movement represented here is the desire to provide bright housing, in contrast to the popular housing of the time. The facades feature glass windows, logias, and other features.

This site, like five others that I will take you to in other posts, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008.

Despite its name, this city is not completely white, the details have been thought out in colour by the architects, and the inhabitants have also added their personal touch.

And just as I was getting ready to go home, the clouds came back for a nice “contrast” with the white walls.

Where to find it: https://goo.gl/maps/v2XnmX6fJX5Rip7PA

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