Gewobag is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year - and our project WATERKANT Berlin plays a not insignificant role. The largest development project of the municipal housing company is not only optimally on schedule, it is also exemplary for the contract, which took over the Gewobag in 1919: to build affordable housing for all citizens of Berlin.
With 62,000 apartments Gewobag is one of the largest municipal housing associations in the capital. Over the next ten years, the company plans to invest around four billion euros to increase the stock to almost 80,000 apartments. 2,500 of the 15,000 new rental apartments are being built in WATERKANT Berlin. Half of this is offered at socially acceptable square meter prices of € 6.50, the remainder is expected to move in the price-dampened segment of around € 10 per square meter.
In the immediate vicinity of WATERKANT Berlin, Gewobag built the large housing estate Haselhorst from 1930 to 1935 - a new district with 3,500 apartments, providing 12,000 people with a modern, affordable home. Renowned architects such as Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, Hans Scharoun, Paul Mebes and Otto Bartning are involved in the project. Scharoun lived the Berlin mixture of the rest itself - if not in Spandau. After completion of the Gewobag large housing estate Charlottenburg Nord he moved there in a two-room studio.