Drawing the region: Hermann Jansen's vision of Greater Berlin in 1910
Borsi, Katharina (2015) Drawing the region: Hermann Jansen's vision of Greater Berlin in 1910. Journal of Architecture, 20 (1). pp. 47-72. ISSN 1466-4410
The Greater Berlin Competition of 1910 signals a key transformation in the conception of the city. For the first time, the city was no longer drawn as a continuous bounded urban fabric, but as a set of linked and dispersed urban components distributed across the region. The competition drawings show the beginnings of a set of principles that architectural history usually attributes to modernism: a shared programme to plan the city as a linked but differentiated system of social, technical and biological functions.
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