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Interbau was a housing development, constructed as part of the 1957 International Building Exhibition in the Hansaviertel area of West Berlin. The overall plan was managed by Otto Bartning, and the urban design competition was won by Gerhard Jobst and Willy Kreuer, whose plans were later executed in a modified form.

1957 Berlin
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Berlin Congresshall (Haus der Kulturen der Welt - "House of the Cultures of the World") by Hugh Stubbins in 2007
Overview
BIE-classSpecialized exposition
NameInterbau 57
MottoCity of the future
Participant(s)
Countries13
Location
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
VenueHansaviertel, Westend, Tiergarten
Coordinates52°31′00″N 13°20′20″E / 52.51667°N 13.33889°E / 52.51667; 13.33889
Timeline
BiddingNovember 13, 1956 (1956-11-13)
OpeningJuly 6, 1957 (1957-07-06)
ClosureSeptember 29, 1957 (1957-09-29)
Specialized expositions
PreviousExhibition of citriculture in Beit Dagan
NextExpo 61 in Turin
Universal Expositions
PreviousExposition internationale du bicentenaire de Port-au-Prince in Port-au-Prince
NextExpo 58 in Brussels

Working within constraints of size, layout and cost, forty-eight architects designed a huge range of accommodation, both low- and high-rise, with many permutations in plan.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nerdinger, Winfried (2005). Frei Otto. Complete Works. Berlin: Birkhäuser Verlag für Architektur, Basel, Boston, Berlin. p. 197. ISBN 978-3-7643-7231-6.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Interbau at Wikimedia Commons