Schillerpark Estate

Construction period: 1924-1930, 1953-1957

Typical of Bruno Taut: Entrances, flat roofs

typical entrance designd by Bruno Taut in der Dubliner Straße

In his estate memoirs, Bruno Taut writes:

“…I continued to include them in simple architecture during the period of inflation from 1921 to 1924 when I was head of the municipal building authority in Magdeburg. The people in Magdeburg called it “Taut’s barn style”, and since 1923 I also used flat roofs without provoking a big fight.” Source: AdK Berlin, Archivabt. Baukunst, No. BTS-01-37

View toward garden courtyard at Windsorer Straße

Discover a world Heritage Site…

“The new Berlin, as chief city planner Martin Wagner proclaimed it, was to manifest itself in the form of unconventional, flat-roof estate buildings with no rear courtyards and would be embedded in shared garden spaces. The vision was to create flats for people of all income brackets but with the same build quality, different sizes, separate bathrooms, kitchens and large loggias and balconies facing the sun. They were also to have a modern design that reflected the floor plan and front and back facades free of hierarchy – in short, a new architecture, a “new flat for the people”, as Bruno Taut put it when they laid the foundation stone.” Source: Bruno Taut Meister des farbigen Bauens, Braun; by Winfried Brenne, edited by Deutscher Werkbund e.V. to celebrate its 125th birthday, p. 69

View toward garden courtyard at Dubliner Straße


Bruno Taut

Hans Hoffmann