Planet Home: Season 1
Season 1, Episode 3 • Documentary, 16-Apr-2001
In Wilhelmsburg, a district in Hamburg, 70 international teams of architects and manufacturers have responded to public tenders on the ecological habitat of the 21st century.
These habitat specialists, supervised by the IBA, have thus conceived 180 new apartments in 17 buildings on a 30-hectare construction area.
But how can we go from innovative and exemplary ideas to realistic houses where around 500 people currently live and which stand as examples for many countries?
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