Architect: Mies van der Rohe
Am Weissenhof 14–20, Stuttgart
During the exhibition, the 33 realized houses could be viewed from the outside and inside. Afterwards, they were rented out by the city.
Seventeen international architects under the artistic direction of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, presented their innovative designs for modern, healthy, affordable and functional living.
In addition to the model houses in the Weissenhof Estate, there were three other exhibitions on modern building worldwide, interior design and new building materials and constructions.
Within just four months, 500,000 visitors came to see the exhibition, which had a worldwide resonance.
The Weissenhof Estate showed the then current development of architecture and housing.
A formal coherence was achieved through the avant-garde architectural views of the contributing architects and the specification of flat roofs.
The four-story apartment block, designed by Mies van der Rohe, contains twenty-four apartments ranging in size from 48 to 80 square meters of living space.
The construction was done as iron framework with brick infills.
Only staircases, kitchens and bathrooms are unalterable.
All other areas can be used flexibly through non-load-bearing interior walls made of pumice boards or plywood panels.