Plattenbau is a German word used to describe the big buildings made with prebuilt blocks panels, it comes from platte (slab) and bau (building). Although in Berlin the most famous have been built in the 70's and 80's (like in Marzahn), there is one building which is hidden between the others in a small area which at first sight is not so recognizable.
The house in Engelhardstrasse 11/13 is considered the first prototype of the German Academy of Architecture in slab construction - plattenbau (1953, designed by Richard Paulick and the collective farmer). The plates were poured at the construction site and it was the first step towards industrial production. The house was restored in 1984/85.

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