Quarter of Berlin
Overview of the Gropiusstadt Complex
|• Total||2.66 km2 (1.03 sq mi)|
|Elevation||52 m (171 ft)|
|• Density||13,000/km2 (35,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
(nr. 0805) 12351, 12353
Building of the quarter, initially named Britz-Buckow-Rudow and projected in a modernist style by Walter Gropius, ended in 1960. In Berlin, Gropius also projected the Sommerfeld House, the Interbau and the Großsiedlung Siemensstadt quarter. As part of West Berlin, its borders with Brandenburg (part of East Germany) were crossed by the Berlin Wall from 1961 to 1989. As of 2001 it was still an autonomous Ortsteil.
Gropiusstadt is located in the eastern suburb of Berlin and a small part of it (the easternmost one) borders with Schönefeld, a municipality in Dahme-Spreewald district, Brandenburg. It borders with the Berlin localities of Britz, Rudow and Buckow. This locality also separates Buckow from its northern exclave, a zone named Buckow-II.
The shopping mall
- (in German) Historical infos on "Pilotprojekt Gropiusstadt" website
- (in German) Historical infos about the Gropiusstadt
- (in German) Infos on an article on B.Z.
- Partly located at Rudow
Media related to Gropiusstadt at Wikimedia Commons