Sunday, March 24, 2013

Quartier Schützenstrasse

Quartier Schützenstrasse by Aldo Rossi, Berlin
Quartier Schützenstrasse by Aldo Rossi
Schützenstraße / Charlottenstraße
Berlin, September 2011

“‘Quartier Schützenstrasse’ consists of a classical Friedrichstadt block defined by the Schützenstrasse, Markgrafenstrasse, Zimmerstrasse, and Charlottenstrasse. Aldo Rossi's used the historical urban structure of the division of land into small plots as his concept for Quartier Schützenstrasse. The individualized houses signal individual plots but the total number of facades exceeds the number of houses standing independently of each other. While two of the buildings are reserved exclusively for residential apartments the rest provide for a mixture of residential and commercial use.”
(Quartier Schützenstrasse, ArcSpace.com)

3 comments:

tapirgal said...

It looks unreal.

crocrodyl said...

Interesting mix of shapes and colors!

cieldequimper said...

I have a photo of this somewhere...