Stresemannstrasse Residential Building

Zaha Hadid

Early building by the late Pritzker-winning woman architect

This, with the Vitra Fire Station, was the Iraqi-British architect's first realised project. With slanted and angled walls, this eight-storey housing development is clad in bronze. It was commissioned under the Internationale Bauausstellung 87 (IBA), which saw the construction of many residential buildings in Berlin.


Acute angled corner building--the Dessauer Strasse side

The central spine only serves to emphasize the asymmetry.

The Dessauer Strasse side with an irregular "grid" of windows


The Stresemannstrasse facade


Details of windows and cladding

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