EXPO Berlin 1957

Berlin Congresshall (Haus der Kulturen der Welt - "House of the Cultures of the World") by Hugh Stubbins in 2007
BIE-class Specialized exposition
Name Interbau 57
Motto City of the future
Country Germany
City Berlin
Venue Hansa Viertel, Westend, Tiergarten
Coordinates 52°31′00″N 13°20′20″E / 52.51667°N 13.33889°E / 52.51667; 13.33889
Bidding November 13, 1956 (1956-11-13)
Opening July 6, 1957 (1957-07-06)
Closure September 29, 1957 (1957-09-29)
Specialized expositions
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Interbau was a housing development, constructed as part of the 1957 International Building Exhibition (IBA '57) in the Hansaviertel area of West Berlin. The overall plan was managed by Otto Banning, and the urban design competition was won by Gerhard Jobst and Willy Kreuer, whose plans were later executed in a modified form.

Working within constraints of size, layout and cost, forty-eight architects designed a huge range of accommodation, both low- and high-rise, with many permutations in plan.


Contributing architects included:


See also


  1. Nerdinger, Winfried (2005). Frei Otto. Complete Works. Berlin: Birkhäuser Verlag für Architektur, Basel, Boston, Berlin,. p. 197. ISBN 978-3-7643-7231-6.

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Coordinates: 52°31′0″N 13°20′18″E / 52.51667°N 13.33833°E / 52.51667; 13.33833

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