White City (Berlin)

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Arcade house on Aroser Allee

The White City is a large housing estate with 1,268 apartments in the Reinickendorf district of Berlin . It is one of six modernist settlements in Berlin and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008 .

Like other settlements, it was built as a result of the housing shortage in 1928–1931 by the non-profit Heimstättengesellschaft 'Primus' mbH by the architects Otto Rudolf Salvisberg , Bruno Ahrends and Wilhelm Büning based on the urban planning draft of Otto Rudolf Salvisberg. The landscape planner was Ludwig Lesser .

The White City is a large housing estate with an open internal structure of perimeter and row buildings and green spaces flowing into one another. The white is enhanced by colored accents such as colored rain pipes, roof overhangs, doors and window frames.

The White City is the last modernist settlement to be built during the Weimar Republic .


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Coordinates: 52 ° 34 ′ 8.3 "  N , 13 ° 21 ′ 9"  E