Berlin, Gropiusstadt

Construction time: 1962-75

Building contractor: Public contractor

History of the place: Gropiusstadt was erected on the fields next to Neukölln, the densely built-up Berlin workers’ district from the end of 19th century. In the 1950s plans were made to tear down the overcrowded and unhealthy backyard buildings and to move their inhabitants to the new city, which should later be named after its leading architect, Walter Gropius. In 1994 a huge shopping center replaced the old shopping facilities of the district.

Infrastructure: 18.500 mostly social flats, community house, central heating plants, schools, kindergartens, public transport, shopping centres, parks

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