WHH GT 18 (type Berlin ) is the name for a standard residential high-rise, which was developed in large panel construction for the housing Kombinat Berlin by architect Helmut collective Stingl and Joachim Seifert 1969-1971.

The abbreviation WHH called that type residential high-rise, the GT stands for the applied major panel construction, and 18 for the number of storeys. The building is conceived 18/21 as a double high-rise building with 21 floors with the load level t 6.3 as a freestanding point skyscraper or under the name WHH GT. Depending on the version, it contains 136 or 296 apartments. It is one of the largest type buildings in the GDR.

The first building of this pattern was built in 1971 Holzmarktstrasse in East Berlin. With the redevelopment of the fishing village of modified types of these series were built. From 1972, they came in almost all East Berliners large estates used. As a contrast to the mostly 11- storey development with buildings of the WBS 70 the skyscraper should launch an urban dominant. It was built at important junctions or near transport, such as underground or suburban train stations.


  • Basic principle: light concrete building from large panels
  • Mass of the finished parts: a maximum of 6.3 t
  • Transverse wall system, basic grid 3.60 × 3.60 m
  • External walls: 100 mm concrete B 300
  • 50 mm polystyrene foam
  • 60 mm concrete