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Bruno Taut, Carl Legien Housing Settlement in Berlin (built 1928-30)
The Carl Legien housing settlement was built in 1928-1930 in the Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood of Berlin and prefigures the large-scale public housing estates that would be built around the world after Word War II. As in Taut’s other housing developments, the emphasis was on rational design, fostering social equality and communal openness, and providing access to sunlight and fresh air.