The IBA 1987, Altbau

This post won’t make much sense on its own, as it’s about a specific part of the Internationale Bauaustellung (IBA) Berlin 1987, for an explanation of which, go here

Much like the Neubau projects page, I’m attempting to (rather slowly) collate a list of IBA Altbau projects, migrating any projects from the other IBA main page. 

Also, have started a Flickr group here, should anyone want to add images.


Block 70 – Usually known as ‘Apartment buildings on Fraenkelufer’.

Seemingly the best known of the IBA Altbau projects, judging by the number of page hits. By Hinrich and Inker Baller – see page here.

Block 88 – Bounded by Kottbusser Strasse, Reichenberger Strasse and Mariannenstrasse

A substantial amount of new construction integrated into a triangular block. The enclosed hof space is the real strength, as ever. Page, including images, here.

Block 101 – Bounded by by Lausitzer Platz, Skalitzer Strasse, Manteuffelstrasse and Waldemarstrasse

Notable for the ingenious integration of a school into exiting and new elements, brief page here.