Lindenstrasse / Markgrafenstrasse housing, Berlin, Germany

Lindenstrasse / Markgrafenstrasse housing, Berlin, Germany (1984-1986)

Herman Hertzberger

The brief called for the completion of an existing building block. The presence of a church made a straightforward solution impossible. Hence this semi-circular building which leaves the church an independent, freestanding structure. The plan shows that it is possible to build good housing, inconvenienced by traffic noise, around a courtyard ensuring sufficient sunlight and so proportioned as to make space for a garden zone and a children's play area. Five gateways access the courtyard from the street. These entrances form part of the communal open staircases leading to the apartments and roof-top terraces and are conceived of as vertical streets.


Lindenstraße 81, Bezirk Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg 10969 Berlin, Germany


Uwe Rau

Lees ook:

"It is even better than we had in mind"


Schooldomein wrote an article about the school Twickel College Hengelo, in which Laurens Jan ten Kate of AHH and Merle Busscher, team leader of the school were interviewed.

Pavilion Venice Biennale, Italy


Stralauer Halbinsel housing, Berlin, Germany

Opening organ TivoliVredenburg


Photo: Foppe Schut for the Volkskrant.

Forty years ago, the Utrecht Music Center Vredenburg started to save for a concert organ. During the Early Music Festival, it sounded for the first time.