Architecture / Space
Idyllic Small-Town in the Big City – Bruno Taut’s UNESCO-World Heritage Hufeisensiedlung (Horseshoe Estate)
With: European Cultural Heritage Summit
In 2008, six Berlin Modernism Housing Estates from the early 20th century were added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. Reflecting the shortage of housing — prevalent throughout Europe — they provide outstanding examples of the reform-orientated building movement. Four out of six estates were designed by Bruno Taut. His most famous work is the iconic Horseshoe Estate. Already renown as a milestone in the 1920s, it was privatised in 1998, and is now once again a test case and model. The tour includes the visit of www.tautshome.com, a hybrid between a museum and a holiday home. ‘Taut’s Home’ has been meticulously restored and furnished in the style of the era, with the private project enthusiastically received by guests and media. In 2013 it received the Berlin Monument Prize and the Europa Nostra Award.