Karlsruhe: Residential Complex Dammerstock Estate

Mehrfamilienhaus, Dammerstock Siedlung Karlsruhe, 1929, Architekt: Otto Haesler
Mehrfamilienhaus, Dammerstock Siedlung Karlsruhe, 1928-1929, Architekt: Otto Haesler

Dammerstock Estate, 1928–1929. Architect: Otto Haesler

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.

Mehrfamilienhaus, Dammerstock Siedlung Karlsruhe, 1928-1929, Architekt: Walter Gropius

Dammerstock Estate, 1928–1929. Architect: Walter Gropius

Dammerstock Estate, 1928-1929. Architect: Walter Gropius

Dammerstock Estate, 1928–1929. Architect: Walter Gropius

Dammerstock Estate, 1928-1929. Architect: Walter Gropius

Dammerstock Estate, 1928–1929. Architect: Walter Gropius

Dammerstock Estate, 1928-1929. Architect: Walter Gropius

Dammerstock Estate, 1928–1929. Architect: Walter Gropius

Dammerstock Estate, 1928-1929. Architect: Franz Roeckle

Dammerstock Estate, 1928–1929. Architect: Franz Roeckle

1 Comment

  1. The textured glass and mullion pattern in the stair towers is most striking. Particularly like the operable windows being vision glass to distin­guish them from the fixed textured glazing. A Gropius Building that I was unfamiliar until now.

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