The Oberschöneweide Estate is one of Berlin’s most important working class housing schemes. At the beginning of the last century, housing for workers was built close to the factories springing up by the River Spree at the same time. The planners, some of them famous, sought to create good-quality housing in which people would feel happy. So there was a lot of green space in the surroundings and the flats were well-equipped by the standards of the time. Alongside the residential buildings, infrastructure was also provided for the new population.
Most of the estate has listed monument status. It has been successively renovated since 1995 and is today again a popular place to live for young and old.Write a comment