In the historic buildings of Deutsche Wohnen’s listed railway settlement, the 127 apartments and eight commercial units have already been completely modernised in a way that is faithful to the original. Extensive works have been carried out and conservation requirements have been met. This paid off – not least because the estate also enjoys listed status today.
Yet in Elstal, architectural history isn’t just being preserved: it’s being built anew. Right next to the estate dating from the 1920s and 1930s, four apartment blocks with 24 residential units are taking shape in an innovative modular solid timber construction.
Today, Deutsche Wohnen celebrates the topping out of the fourth and final apartment block with the motto ‘innovation meets tradition’. Tradespeople will celebrate alongside political representatives and Deutsche Wohnen. Guests including Brandenburg’s Minister for Infrastructure and Federal State Planning, Kathrin Schneider, and Verband Berlin-Brandenburgischer Wohnungsunternehmen e. V. (BBU) board member, Maren Kern, are expected to attend.