A Unesco site in Berlin: Wohnstadt Carl Legien

Photo Catherine Gras

Six sites, grouped under the theme of architectural modernity in Berlin, are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. I have already covered five of them and this is the last one: the Carl Liegen housing estate.

This housing estate was built between 1928 and 1930 by the architect Bruno Taut, and is one of the densest housing estates he built in Berlin, with 1145 dwellings.

As always with Bruno Taut, access to light, green spaces and modern comfort are central to his design. The noble rooms all open onto the garden areas between the various buildings.

Colour and detailing, despite the low cost of construction, give rhythm to the otherwise austere facades.

The World Heritage listing was accompanied by a thorough renovation of the complex.

Where to find it: https://goo.gl/maps/qkuJCWmVHsJcCuwE9

The other modernist UNESCO sites in Berlin:

Siemenstadt : https://wherever-it-is.com/2021/07/02/siemensstadt-industrial-culture-and-utopia/

Weissestadt : https://wherever-it-is.com/2021/04/16/the-white-city-of-berlin/

Hufeisensiedlung Britz: https://wherever-it-is.com/2021/09/22/architectura-modernity-berlin-britz/

Schillerpark: https://wherever-it-is.com/2022/03/19/berlin-schillerpark-a-unesco-site/

Gartenstadt Falkenberg: https://wherever-it-is.com/2022/11/18/falkenberg-garden-city-in-berlin/

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