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Zeilen Apartment Building


This 7-stories-high apartment building was designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer for the International Building Exhibition in Berlin in 1957.

The building is a great example of modern organic architecture. Niemeyer's "V" columns and the open ground level play an important role in the users' interaction with the space, making a formal gesture without compromising functionality. 

78 apartments are distributed in a 72m long, 15m wide and 27m high volume.  While all bedrooms face east, the living areas and kitchen face west.  An elevator tower with a prismatic shape connects to floors 5 and 8 where the the building's layout opens up with a distribution area.

Floor plan of all levels except 5, 8 and ground floor.

When to go

The building's floor area and the green areas are open to visit at any time, except for the stairs and the elevator tower which are private spaces.

How to get there

Located in the Hansaviertel, Tiergarten.

The nearest Sbahn station Bellevue is from a walking distance to the building and the path from one to the other is a nice stroll passing in front of the Art Institute and a park.

  • Altonaer Straße 4, 10557 Berlin, Germany

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Zeilen Apartment Building