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Schwechten, Franz

Franz Schwechten (1841-1924)

Thomas Kellner: 25#08 Koeln, Hohenzollern Bridge (architect: Franz Heinrich Schwechten), 2001, C-Print, 45,5x35,0 cm/17,7"x13,6", edition 20+3

Franz Heinrich Schwechten was born in 1841 in Cologne.He was a famous German architect of historism.
Schwechten got his education from Friedrich Adler, August Schueler and Martin Gropius at the Building Academy in Berlin from 1861 to 1869.
In 1869 he won the Schinkel- prize. From 1871 up he was the chief- architect of the Berlin- Anhalter- Bahn and became am member of the Academy of Arts in Berlin.Schwechten died in 1924 and is buried at the cemetery Alt- Schöneberg in Berlin.

 

Important works

Anhalter Bahnhof, Berlin-Kreuzberg, Germany
Kreishaus, Wittenberg, Germany
Preußische Kriegsakademie, Berlin, Germany
Konzert- und Vereinshaus, Stettin, Germany
Kreishaus des Landkreises Teltow, Berlin, Germany
Gedaechtniskirche, Berlin, Germany
Apostel-Paulus-Kirche, Berlin, Germany
Ständehaus der Preußischen Provinz Sachsen, Merseburg, Germany
Tyszkiewicz Schloss im Palanga, Litauen
St. Simeon-Kirche, Berlin, Germany
Kreishaus, Rathenow, Germany
Mausoleum des Herzogs von Anhalt, Dessau, Germany
König-Wilhelm-Gedaechtnis-Turm, Berlin, Germany
Pfarrkirche St. Peter und Paul, Steinach, Germany
Kraftwerk Moabit, Berlin, Germany
Preußische Kriegsschule , Potsdam, Germany
Erloeserkapelle, Mirbach, Germany
Erloeserkirche, Bad Homburg, Germany
Genezarethkirche, Berlin, Germany
Brückentürme der Kaiserbruecke, Mainz, Germany
Nazarethkirche, Berlin, Germany
Sparkasse des Landkreises Teltow, Berlin, Germany
Kaiserliches Residenzschloss, Posen, Germany
Erloeserkirche, Essen, Germany
Brueckentuerme der Südbrücke, Cologne, Germany
Erloeserkirche, Gerolstein, Germany
Christuskirche, Rom, Italy
Hohenzollernbrücke, Cologne, Germany