From Prefabricated Building to Large Housing Estate

The »Platte« has become the enduring urban development feature of the DDR. In this new publication, the housing series are now systematically presented for the first time. Beginning with the first experimental building in 1953, the development up to the construction of complex large housing estates in the 1970s and 1980s is described. According to the party's guidelines, industrial housing construction was to solve the housing question as a social problem. The editor of the anthology, Philipp Meuser, and Wolf-Rüdiger Eisentraut, who was involved in the development of WBS 70 as well as other central building projects, will present the research results of the two-volume work during the evening.

Book premiere and talk

Prof. h. c. Dr.-Ing. Philipp Meuser, architect, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Wolf-Rüdiger Eisentraut, architect, Berlin
Juliane Richter, art historian, Weimar


Sören Marotz, Head of Exhibition DDR Museum, Berlin

Registration is possible at

Book cover »From serial prefabricated housing to complex large housing estates« by Philipp Meuser

15 June 2022, 6 pm

Konferenzraum DDR Museum
Sankt Wolfgang-Str. 2
10178 Berlin

Here you can see the location.

The event will take place in German.

The event will be broadcast on the DDR Museum YouTube channel. Click here to participate digitally.