Hans Heinrich Müller’s Kraftwerk in Berlin-Moabit.

In the upcoming mini-series, I gather photos of the architecture made by Hans Heinrich Müller (1879-1951). The work of this man is too forgotten, although he was the mastermind behind dozens of Electricity Stations which were constructed in the 1920s and early 1930s. My last post ended with Müller employee -the municipality of Steglitz- being gobbled up by the German capital in 1920…

…In the summer of 1921, Müller got an administrative job at City Council of Berlin-Neukölln. His agreement gave him security for the next twelve years, but Müller broke the contract in 1924 already. That same summer, he was hired by the Berliner Städtische Elektrizitätswerke Akt.-Gesellschaft (Berlin’s City Electricity Fabrics Stock Society) or BEWAG in short. Clearly, Hans Heinrich Müller must have felt bored in his previous years. From the summer of 1929 till1929, Müller builded around the fourty electricity works. Müller’s first assignment for the BEWAG was the expansion of the Kohlekraftwerk Moabit, a coal power plant in a working class district.

Kohlekraftwerk Moabit (1924/25)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Kraftwerk Moabit (Berlin-Moabit, April 2014, photo by Joep de Visser) Hans Heinrich Müller's Kraftwerk Moabit. (Berlin-Moabit, April 2014, photo by Joep de Visser)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Kraftwerk Moabit. Details. (Berlin-Moabit, April 2014, photo by Joep de Visser)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Kraftwerk Moabit. View from the side (Berlin-Moabit, April 2014, photo by Joep de Visser)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Kraftwerk Moabit. Details (Berlin-Moabit, April 2014, photo by Joep de Visser)

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