Krugpfuhl Estate

In the UNESCO World Heritage overviews you will find the entry “Britz Large Housing Estate/Horseshoe Estate" – a double-barrelled label that is a source of confusion, also for Berlin's monument list. The residential area here was developed by two housing associations, resulting in two separate housing estates, the Horseshoe Estate and the Krugpfuhl Estate. Only the Horseshoe Estate, however, is registered as a World Heritage Site and an ensemble monument. The Krugpfuhl Estate was built at the same time (1925-26) by the DeGeWo housing association and is part of the buffer zone around the neighbouring World Heritage Site. It is exciting to compare two estates where local style and Modernism meet head-on.

Postcard, around 1926, public domain