Stuttgart: Friedrich-Ebert-Wohnhof

Friedrich-Ebert-Wohnhof, 1924-1927. Architekt: Karl Beer
Friedrich-Ebert-Wohnhof, 1927-1929. Architect: Karl Beer

Friedrich-Ebert-Wohnhof, 1927–1929. Architect: Karl Beer

Friedrich-Ebert-Wohnhof, 1927-1929. Architect: Karl Beer

Friedrich-Ebert-Wohnhof, 1927–1929. Architect: Karl Beer

Friedrich-Ebert-Wohnhof, 1927-1929. Architect: Karl Beer

Friedrich-Ebert-Wohnhof, 1927–1929. Architect: Karl Beer

Friedrich-Ebert-Wohnhof, 1927-1929. Architect: Karl Beer

Friedrich-Ebert-Wohnhof, 1927–1929. Architect: Karl Beer

1927 – 1929

Architect: Karl Beer

Hölzelweg 2–8, Am Weißenhof 34–42, Stuttgart

Opposite the residential buildings by Hans Scharoun and Peter Behrens is the listed Friedrich Ebert residential complex, which is no longer part of the Weissenhofsiedlung.

The housing estate was built between 1927 and 1929 according to plans by architect Karl Beer.

Karl Beer attended the Baugewerkschule Stuttgart, a prede­cessor of today’s Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart, where he graduated in 1910 under Clemens Hummel.

He worked in his archi­tec­tural office until 1915.

Around 1914, he founded the Pfeiffer-Beer archi­tects‘ association, which existed until 1920.

From 1921 to 1923 he worked as a freelance architect.

From 1924 on, his activities focused on coope­rative housing construction, especially on behalf of the Bau- und Heimstättenverein Stuttgart.

The coope­rative housing complex with numerous elements of Neues Bauen consists of an eight-story tower house, three five-story residential wings, and a two-story restaurant and hall building.

Together, these components enclose a residential courtyard as an irregular four-wing complex.

The owner of the residential complex was the Bau- und Heimstättenverein Stuttgart building cooperative.

The housing complex comprised a total of 87 apart­ments with one to four rooms.

The flat, elongated restaurant wing in front of the tower house housed the former „Schönblick“ excursion restaurant.

In 1938, the interior was redesigned by architect Paul Schmitthenner.

From 2008 to 2011, the listed former high-altitude restaurant was converted into an apartment building.

Friedrich-Ebert-Wohnhof, 1927-1929. Architect: Karl Beer

Friedrich-Ebert-Wohnhof, 1927–1929. Architect: Karl Beer

Friedrich-Ebert-Wohnhof, 1927-1929. Architect: Karl Beer

Friedrich-Ebert-Wohnhof, 1927–1929. Architect: Karl Beer

Friedrich-Ebert-Wohnhof, 1927-1929. Architect: Karl Beer

Friedrich-Ebert-Wohnhof, 1927–1929. Architect: Karl Beer

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