art:berlin - Settlement Visit: World Heritage Settlement Falkenberg
In many respects, Berlin is considered one of the pioneers in social housing. Especially between 1910 and 1930, local architects emphasised a variety of forms and methods to overcome monotony and inferior building quality. This can best be understood on a visit to a legendary example of housing development, in the midst of the landscape for which it was sensitively designed. Can ornament-free colourfulness be a new approach to a changed building aesthetic? This is what Bruno Taut, the painter, architect and lover of the Schorfheide, was concerned with in Falkenberg. Like all socially critical colleagues of his time, he felt obliged to build in such a way that housing was affordable, hygienic, bright and communally organised. The restored housing stock, which is protected as a historic monument, enjoys an international reputation.
Attention: no interior tour included