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The Italian Garden

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Housing Estate in the Bauhaus Style, by Otto Haesler

The ‚Italian Garden‘ was one of the first housing estates in the classicist modernist style. It was Haesler’s breakthrough in the New Objectivity movement and today, still characterises the urban landscape of Celle. The cubic shapes of the buildings, striking flat roofs and the bright red and blue house walls are even at first glance, unmistakably pure Bauhaus.

A total of eight, two-storey buildings housing four families were built here, with spacious apartments comprising a total living space of 84 square metres and 129 square metres. The decorative painter Karl Völker from Halle undertook the colour schemes. The colour designs of the facades received the highest recognition in specialist circles.

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Italienischer Garten 1

29221 Celle


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