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Hackesche Höfe

The Hackesche Höfe from Hackescher Markt
Plan of the complex

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.[1]

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 backyards of the 19th century.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Hackesche Höfe". Land Berlin. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • The official web site of the Hackesche Höfe
  • Description of the Hackeschen Höfe on Berlin's official web site

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