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Henselman, Herman

Herman Henselman (1905 - 1995)

Thomas Kellner: 30#04 Leipzig, university tower or mdr-tower (architects: Herman Henselman and Peter Kulka), 2001, C-Print, 15,3x31,4 cm/5,9"x12,2", edition 20+3

Hermann Henselmann, born 1905 in Rossla Germany, was a German Architect most famous for his buildings constructed in East Germany during the 1950s and 60s. He died 1995 in Berlin.
Henselmann studied at the Kunstgewerbe School in Berlin from 1922 to 1925. His early projects, such as a house on Lake Geneva near Montreux were cleary influenced by Bauhaus. Because of his Jewish family roots he could not work as a private architect in the Nazi era.
After the war he became head architect in the city of Gotha and later in Weimar in the Soviet Zone of Germany. After that Henselmann became head architect for the city of Berlin in 1953 Henselmann retired as an architect in 1972 and died in Berlin 1995

Important Buildings:


Weberwiese High Rise, Berlin
Towers on Frankfurter Tor and Strausberger Platz, Karl-Marx-Allee, Berlin
Study for a TV Tower (early version of the Berliner Fernsehturm, 1969)
Haus des Lehrers, Alexanderplatz, Berlin
Leninplatz, Berlin (since 1992 Platz der Vereinten Nationen)
City-Hochhaus Leipzig, formerly University of Leipzig
Jen-Tower, Jena
University Tower (mdr tower), Leipzig