April, 2014

WuWA was one of the six model housing estates by the Werkbund, built in Europe at the turn of the twenties of the last century. An innovative look at the urbanisation process, city overpopulation, and society’s expectations in terms of living conditions and ability to deliver the latest technologies in construction – these were the challenging aspects of the post-war period that urban planners and architects had to face. The model housing estates were to present a totally new approach, free from traditional thinking, in the field of construction which would change its users forever. These estates were an experiment of particular importance and its effects influenced the development of modern architecture of the twentieth century. The WuWA housing estate was a part of the “Living and Working Space” Exhibition, opened on June 15th, 1929 in Wrocław. Adolf Rading and Heinrich Lauterbach were the authors of the urban planning concept. Particular houses were located in landscapes to provide the residents sufficient access to air, light, and sun. The houses were designed by architects belonging to the Silesian section of the Werkbund. Their aim was to create using easy-to-copy technologies, small and medium-sized flats which would be functional, comfortable, with central heating and running water, and at the same time available to an average consumer. //

Created for trzypunkty studio
Client: Wroclawska Rewitalizacja
Graphic design and DTP: Artur Busz
Prepress: Wojciech Kozlowski
160 pages, 220x220 mm

Fonts: Canter, NewsGothPL
Book has been published in three language versions: Polish, English and German
e-book is available on issuu.com:
PolishEnglish  | German
Layout inspiration
Original advertising brochure for the Wrocław WuWA exhibition, designed by Johannes Molzahn, 1928–1929
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