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Weissenhofsiedlung on Saturday, 17 June 2017

Dear Members and Guests,

In June we'd like to take you on a tour of a fascinating part of Stuttgart - the Weissenhofsiedlung - an exceptional ensemble of buildings representing ideas of the "Neues Bauen" (new building) movement after WW I.


(Source: Google Images)

 

The Weissenhofsiedlung was created in 1927. It represented a new type of building exhibition and is considered one of the most important monuments of the "Neues Bauen" movement. For the first time fully functional experimental buildings were erected that would later on serve as "regular" lease apartments. In addition, there was an experimental area where different building techniques and materials were shown, complemented by an indoors exhibition with the latest technological devices, furnishings, furniture and household equipment.
Despite significant destruction during World War II, the ensemble of buildings today represents highly valued cultural heritage of the 20th century with early works of architects who shaped modern architecture.
[Source: www.weissenhof2002.de/english/weissenhof.html (excerpt)]
Still to this date it is considered a privilege to live in one of the houses of the Weissenhofsiedlung.

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017 (please note the changed date!)
Meeting time: 15:00
Meeting location: Rathenaustr. 1, 70191 Stuttgart (Museum in the "Le Corbusier House").
All purses, bags, rucksacks etc. have to be stored in a locker during the museum visit.
Tours: two parallel English tours - duration: 90 mins. Tours comprise the museum and walking the area to see the houses and hear interesting facts.
Cost: 5 € members, 10 € non-members
Dinner: 17:30 at the Restaurant "Naturfreundehaus Steinbergle" - we'll chose from a small a la carte menu. Vegetarian options are available. Payment in the Restaurant can only be done in cash! Please state with your reservation if you are joining us for dinner.


Sincerely,