Großsiedlung Siemensstadt Ring settlement
Siemensstadt Metropolitan settlement antedates the modern concept of a relaxed atmosphere in the city green surroundings even more strongly than "White City", which was built at the same time in Berlin, thereby pointing the way to the domestic construction after World War II
Scharoun arranged the rows of houses strictly in a north-south direction. The population of old trees was conserved, emphasising the countryside character of the settlement right from the beginning.
Despite its strict urban design, the settlement appears architecturally diversified. It demonstrates the whole range of new architecture, ranging from Walter Gropius' cool functionalism to Scharoun's strictly differentiating style of design to Hugo Häring's organic variety of designs. From 2008 the settlement is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a part of "Berlin Housing Estates of the 1920s"