Dammerstock housing estate, Karlsruhe: the entrance to a block of flats

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RIBApix ref no RIBA91900
Architect/DesignerFischer, Alfred (1881-1950)
Grod, Caspar Maria (1878-1931)
Gropius, Walter (1883-1969)
Haesler, Otto (1880-1962)
Lochstampfer, Wilhelm (1881-1970)
Merz, Walter (1897-1963)
Riphahn, Wilhelm (1889-1963)
Roeckle, Franz (1879-1953)
Rossler, Fritz (1886-1961)
Artist/PhotographerBenton, Tim
Subject Date1929
Image Date1986
StyleModern Movement
Medium35mm Transparency
Library ReferenceBenton 86-13-08
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Tim Benton / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This is a housing development to the south of the city, designed by Walter Gropius with assistance from Otto Haesler. It was the result of a competition in which Gropius was awarded first prize and Haesler second. Gropius co-ordinated the entire project with its different units, providing a total if 228 dwellings (out of the 750 planned). Gropius designed a five-storey block, a four-storey block and a row of terraced houses. The remaining blocks and service buildings are the work of Haesler, Riphahn, Grod, Roeckle, Lochstampfer, Rossler, Merz and Fischer.

Subject tags

housing, entrances, canopies