Berlin: Zeppelinstrasse Estate

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926-1927. Architect: Richard ErmischZeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926-1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch
Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926-1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926–1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926–1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926-1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926–1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926-1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926–1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926-1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926–1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926-1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926–1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926-1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926–1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926-1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926–1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926-1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926–1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926-1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926–1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

1926 – 1927

Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse 12–110, Buschhüttener Weg 1–2, Falkenseer Chaussee 26–32 und 260–265, Merziger Strasse 8–9, Pirmasenser Strasse 7 und 20–22, Berlin-Spandau

The Zeppelinstrasse housing estate in Berlin-Spandau was built between 1926 and 1927 according to plans by Richard Ermisch on behalf of Gemeinnützige Baugesellschaft Adamstraße mbH (a non-profit construction company).

It consists of 500 small apart­ments and a few store units. The main design motif of the mostly 3‑story residential buildings is formed by colorful details with jagged edges, prismatic street corners, protruding pointed oriels, angular broken links, loggias placed over corners and zigzag motifs.

The four tower-like corner buildings at the inter­section of Zeppelinstrasse and Falkenseer Chaussee received crownings in the form of a dome and a peak, covered with light and dark slate.

The estate is a signi­ficant example of dynamic expres­sionism in archi­tecture. Swinging, curved side walls are connected with zigzag bands, brick patterns and colorful trian­gular dormers.

While the houses on Zeppelinstrasse and Falkenseer Chausee are block-edge construc­tions, the roadside struc­tures on Germersheimer Weg and Germersheimer Platz are broken up by staggered rows of houses.

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926-1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926–1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926-1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926–1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926-1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926–1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926-1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926–1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926-1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926–1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926-1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926–1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926-1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926–1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926-1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926–1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926-1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926–1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926-1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

Zeppelinstrasse Estate, 1926–1927. Architect: Richard Ermisch

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