In 2008 six “Berlin Modernism Housing Estates” from the early 20th century have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. Reflecting the shortage of housing – prevalent throughout Europe – they provide outstanding examples of the reform-orientated building movement. For out of six estates were designed by Bruno Taut. His most famous work is the iconic “Horseshoe Estate”. Already renown as a milestone in the 1920s, it was privatized in 1998 and is now again test case and model.
The tour includes the visit of www.tautshome.com, a hybrid between a museum and a holiday home. “Taut´s Home” has been meticulously restored and furnished in the style of the era. The private project was enthusiastically received by guests and media. In 2013 it received the Berlin Monument Prize and the Europa Nostra Award.
Tour language is English. Participation costs 10,- €
Registration is required.
If you want to experience another guided tour, the following tour’s schedule would be compatible: Guided Tour “Progressive housing for workers – UNESCO World Heritage Site Siemensstadt Housing Estate”.
Image: (c) www.tautes-heim.de