Hermann Henselmann


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Henselmann, Hermann

 

Born Feb. 3, 1905, in Rossla. German architect of the German Democratic Republic (GDR).

Henselmann studied at the Academy of Arts in Weimar. He served as director of the Higher School of Architecture and Art in Weimar from 1945 to 1949 and later as director of the Institute of the History and Theory of Architecture under the Berlin Academy of Architecture. Henselmann’s works include the Teachers’ House (1964) and the Kongresshalle (1964) in Berlin. Henselmann also collaborated on designs for structures on the Karl-Marx-Allee in Berlin (1952–56).

Henselmann was awarded the National Prize of the GDR in 1952.

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Drawing on the ideas of architectural theorist Hermann Henselmann, this study investigates how East German novelists and playwrights of mid-century modernist literature reacted to and depicted the built environment during the Cold War period, such as planned towns, factory complexes, and the destruction of tenements.
Made of red granite and measuring sixty-two feet high, Tomsky's Lenin occupied a prominent position at the center of a prestigious East Berlin housing project designed by Hermann Henselmann, the GDR's foremost architect, and was inaugurated in a grand ceremony, attended by two hundred thousand spectators, on the occasion of the leader's hundredth birthday in 1970.