Berlin Marzahn with a complicated history including: the first district to be conquered by Red Army forces on 21 April 1945; the site of a labour camp where Roma were interned two weeks before the Summer Olympics of 1936; and where in March 1973 the Politbüro of the SED announced the objective to build 55,000 new apartments by 1980 as a solution to the housing crisis.
Today, Marzahn has the highest number of people per household within Berlin [2.1], and the smallest average living space [32.4 sqm].
Eastgate Berlin (2005). The largest shopping centre in the eastern districts of Berlin.
Architects: Jost Herring, Klaus M Hoffman, Ragna Carstens & Enno Schmacker
Investment Cost: €150m
Sales area: 32,000 sqm
Jan Petersen Straße