Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Four O'Clock Factoid: Interbau

Four O'Clock Factoid is a daily feature on Track Twenty-Nine helping to get you through the workday with a bit of useless knowledge.

Berlin's Hansaviertel is an example of modernist planning principles. The neighborhood was mostly destroyed during the Second World War and planners sought to recapture the Stadt-Wesen, the city essence, lost during the industrial revolution. The development follows the principles of Le Corbusier and the Athens Charter, and is composed of buildings in a parklike setting. The buildings were designed by many well-known architects and constructed for the 1957 building exhibition Interbau.

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