1928 – 1929
Architects: Walter Gropius, Otto Haesler, Franz Roeckle
Danziger Straße 1–3, Karlsruhe
Under the direction of Walter Gropius and Otto Haesler, the Dammerstock building exhibition was created between 1928 and 1929 as a terraced housing estate with two‑, three- and five-storey apartment buildings and communal facilities. The settlement represents a milestone in the history of modern building and modern urban development.
It was the first housing development of the Weimar Republic to explicitly prescribe the row construction in the tender. The first design by Otto Haesler and Karl Voelker was rejected as too costly due to the one-sided access to the rows, and so it was decided to use double-sided access in the site plan revised by Walter Gropius and Otto Haesler.
In 1991, the site was registered as a cultural monument of special importance. In the years before, the thermal insulation of the facades as well as the partial replacement of the original windows was carried out. The ground plans remained largely unchanged.