Falkenberg Garden City

Construction period: 1913-1916


There are only 21 buildings, but what emanates from them is something far greater….

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house designed by Bruno Taut at Gartenstadtweg

The Gartenstadt Falkenberg estate was built from 1913 to 1916 and was one of the early works of architect Bruno Taut, who combined bold, bright colours in ways that no one had yet dared consider for the exterior of estate houses.”Soon after it was finished, the Gartenstadt received the nickname of Tuschkastensiedlung or paint box estate thanks to its startling use of colour.” Source: Siedlungen der Berliner Moderne, edited by Jörg Haspel and Annemarie Jaeggi, DKV-Edition, second edition, 2008, p. 29

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house designed by Bruno Taut at Gartenstadtweg

Discover a World Heritages Site…

For people in central Berlin, the estate is rather far off in the secluded environs near the S-Bahn station in Grünau.

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row houses at Akazienhof

What was also remarkable for that time was the decision to hire a renowned landscape architect like Ludwig Lesser to design the estate’s gardens and public spaces.” Source: Siedlungen der Berliner Moderne, edited by Jörg Haspel and Annemarie Jaeggi, DKV-Edition, second edition, 2008, p. 29

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dwelling at Gartenstadtweg

Architects:

Bruno Taut

Heinrich Tessenow (only responsible for the building at am falkenberg 119)

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