Unité d´habitation Berlin
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Building names(s): Unité d´habitation Berlin / Typ Berlin
Architect/Designer: Le Corbusier
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Completion date: 1958
function(s): multi-dwelling, residential
The Unité d’Habitation (French, literally, “Housing Unity” or “Housing Unit” since Unité has both meanings in French) is the name of a modernist residential housing design principle developed by Le Corbusier with the collaboration of painter-architect Nadir Afonso. The concept formed the basis of several housing developments designed by him throughout Europe with this name. In the block’s planning, the architect heavily drew on his study of the Soviet Communal housing project, the Narkomfin Building.
Based on the Marseille style and just a stone’s throw from the Olympia Stadium stands a “Typ Berlin”, 17-storey “machine for living” as a steel skeleton structure on stilts.
Rapid-transit railway line 5 or 75 (Bhf. S Olympic Stadium)
Buslinien 149 or 218 (stop Flatowallee)
with footpath: Bus X49 or X34 (stop Bhf. S army cup) or underground line 2 (Bhf. U olympia stadium)