Erected in 1927 in context of the Deutscher Werkbund exhibition “Die Wohnung” the Weißenhofsiedlung in Stuttgart aimed to achieve “…. a reduction in house construction and running costs, in addition to a simplification of housework and a general improvement in living standards”
But did it?
Or is it just a collection of buildings by Max Taut, Hans Poelzig, Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Mart Stam, Peter Behrens and their ilk? A chance for a close connected group of modernists to show off?
On Wednesday September 17th in the course of a specially organised tour through and around the estate and museum art historian Carola Franke-Höltzermann and Anja Krämer from the Weißenhof Museum will elucidate on the history, impact and legacy of both the Weißenhofsiedlung and “Die Wohnung” in general before Jonathan Busse from Stuttgart based heating system developer alphaEOS and Dr Christian Bergmann from Werner Sobek Design introduce the Weißenhofsiedlung’s latest addition: the B10 Active House. A construction which for us stands very much in the tradition, and indeed hope, of the original exhibition.
The aed Stuttgart tour “Zukunftslabor Weißenhofsiedlung” takes place on Wednesday 17th September at 7pm. All are welcome, but advance registration is requested. It goes without saying the tour will be in German.
Full details can be found at www.aed-stuttgart.de