Asylum Front Door

Wiesenstraße, Berlin (OSM)

No reason for romantic feelings here – the “Wiesenburg” Asylum was home for up to 700 homeless men in the middle of the 19th century. But it was also ahead of its time, erected along the line of thought that imprisonment is not the answer for homelessness, which was the usual way of acting back in those times.

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  1. Interessant, dass damals selbst für solche Zwecke eine architektonische Ausführung gewählt wurde, die auch bürgerlichen Haushalten entsprach.

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