The Garten City Paulinenhof: A prime example of settlement construction of the 1920s in Frankfurt (Oder).
Between 1921 and 1923 the architect Hanns Martin Kießling (1879-1944) acted as the chief architect and managing director of the Ostmark Settlement Association in Frankfurt (Oder), where he realized the single largest project of his career, the construction of 600 apartments for officials of the Reichsbahndirektion Ost, which had relocated its headquarters from Berlin to Frankfurt (Oder). With the construction of the garden settlement Paulinenhof on leased land within the eponymous district, the architect was able to initiate a new, structurally independent brand of urban development. Importantly, the future residents had a say in the location and decor of the houses. The result was a settlement close to town with village character as a particularly early example of settlement construction in the 1920s in eastern Brandenburg.