White City is a metropolitan settlement with an open-plan internal structure, consisting of fringe buildings and rows of houses as well as intertwining green spaces. At the time of construction, rationality and economic efficiency were the dominating aspects. The dimensions of the development, but also of the buildings themselves, were determined on the basis of profitability calculations. It was thus possible to pre-fabricate building components.
The multitude of facilities was unique: 25 decentralised shops, a children's home, a medical practice, a café, and a district heating station (which was pulled down at the end of the 1960s) with affiliated central laundry facilities were part of the settlement. From 2008 "White City" is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a part of "Berlin Housing Estates of the 1920s"