"The Hackesche Höfe is a notable courtyard complex situated adjacent to the Hackescher Markt in the centre of Berlin. The complex consists of eight interconnected courtyards, accessed through a main arched entrance at number 40 Rosenthaler Straße.
The complex was designed in the Jugendstil (or Art Nouveau) style by August Endel, and the first courtyard is adorned with a magnificent facade of polychrome glazed brick. The construction of this project, launched in 1906, follows a pattern of clear separation between residential areas, crafts, trade and culture, which distinguishes it from the courtyards of the 19th century." The main picture shows a very quiet courtyard, we were sitting there for some minutes, whereas the pic on the right bottom shows a crowdy courtyard with restaurants and cafés. Working, housing and leisure come together in this complex of eight courtyards.
A short series about housing in Berlin
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