© David von Becker
The underlying concept of the architect Marc Frohn in the present scheme was the creation of economical housing with a precast-concrete structure. On the one hand, he wished to exploit an industrialized form of construction to save time and costs in the building process. On the other hand, the large spans foreseen were meant to allow flexible layouts. To implement this project, the architect also assumed the role of a client and searched for two years for a suitable site. This he ultimately found in Moabit, Berlin, at the intersection of two roads – a corner site on which a housing block had formerly stood which had been destroyed in the war.