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Hansaviertel · Berlin, Germany

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Air raids and bombing during WWII saw the suburb of Hansaviertel razed almost entirely to the ground: 300 of the 343 buildings were gone, and those that remained were almost irreparable.

This once dense residential area of Tiergarten was the subject of intense urban regeneration, its terrible fate providing a unique opportunity for city planners to rebuild an entire area from scratch. The Interbau 57 invited architects from around the world to build socialist housing estates there—today, the groundbreaking modernist designs of Walter Gropius, Alvar Aalto, Oscar Niemeyer, Arne Jacobsen, Egon Eiermann, and Max Taut amongst others remain.

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All images © Oliver Tomlinson for IGNANT Production