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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