Biographies

of planers, tenants and protagonists

At the beginning of the 20th century, many cities in Europe had to face an extreme housing shortage. A young generation of architects and planners took up the issue. They competed, cooperated and communicated across all borders. Fixed circles were formed. The housing estates attracted a reform-oriented population too. During the Nazi regime there was a break. Many architects, artists and designers went into exile and carried the ideas of European Modernism all over the world. This is an overview of the most important planners, minds and people …