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|Location||Neue Vahr district, Bremen, Germany map|
|Date||1958 to 1962 timeline|
|Building Type||multifamily housing|
|Notes||"Neue Vahr Apartments". fan-shaped plan optimizes views.|
|Discussion||Flats at Bremen Commentary
The Neue Vahr area of Bremen was one of the largest housing developments to be built at one time in Europe in the 1960s. The 22-story high-rise apartment house forms the accent in the center of the Neue Vahr area of the city between a shopping area and an artificial lake with landscaped grounds.
Deborah Fritz from Karl Fleig. Alvar Aalto. Scarsdale: Wittenborn & Company. p258.
"The tower is a 'through house' with one-room and (at the most) two-room apartments for people who will live there for only a relatively short period of time (childless couples and single persons)."
Karl Fleig. Alvar Aalto. Scarsdale: Wittenborn & Company. p258.
"The fan-like plan was conceived so that the very small one-room apartments would benefit from a broader outlook through the larger windows which this arrangement makes possible."
Karl Fleig. Alvar Aalto. New York: Praeger Publishers. p195.
Designed 1958, built 1959 to 1962.The twenty-two story apartment block was designed in 1958 and built 1959 to 1962.
Sources on Flats at Bremen
Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. pinwheel geometry diagram, p193. [Neur Vahr Apts.] Updated edition available at Amazon.com
David Dunster, ed. Alvar Aalto. London: St. Martin's Press, 1978. plan, perpsectivce photo, p98.
Karl Fleig. Alvar Aalto. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1975. ISBN 0-275-49660-0. NA1455.F53A239. p194.
Karl Fleig. Alvar Aalto. Scarsdale: Wittenborn, 1963. NA1455.F53A22. p258.
Karl Flieg, ed. Alvar Aalto: Band II 1963-1970. Zurich: Les Editions d'Architecture Artemis, 1971. NA1455.F53A22 1970. site plan, p228. ground floor plan, p230. typical floor plan, p231.
Malcolm Quantrill. Alvar Aalto: A Critical Study. New York: Schocken Books. ISBN 0-8052-3845-X. NA1455.F53A237. p205.
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