Hans Heinrich Müller’s buildings in Prenzlauer Berg.

In this 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. Müller’s usage of red bricks in odd shapes and eccentric ornaments are somewhat mesmerising and have something magic. To remember his work, I wandered around the dynamic district of Prenzlauer Berg with a camera. The result is exhibited here!

Abspannwerk Humboldt (1924-26)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Abspannwerk Humboldt. (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Abspannwerk Humboldt. Door at the Kopenhagener Strasse. (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)Hans Heinrich Müller's Abspannwerk Humboldt. Front-side details. (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Abspannwerk Humboldt. View from the Kopenhagener Strasse. (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Umspannwerk Humboldt. (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, 1925)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Abspannwerk Humboldt. View from the Sonnenburger Straße. (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)

Hans Heinrich Müllers Umspannwerk Humboldt. (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, photo from the 1920s)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Abspannwerk Humboldt. View from the Sonnenburger Strasse. (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)


Umformwerk Prenzlauer Allee (1926)

 Hans Heinrich Müller's Umformwerk Prenzlauer Allee. (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Umformwerk Prenzlauer Allee (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Umformwerk Prenzlauer Allee. Details. (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)Hans Heinrich Müller's Umformwerk Prenzlauer Allee. Details (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)

 

 

 

 

 


 


Netzstation Arnimplatz (1926/27)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Netzstation Arnimplatz (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser) Hans Heinrich Müller's Netzstation Arnimplatz.(Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)


Stützpunkt Marienburger Straße (1927)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Stutzpunkt Marienburger Strasse (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, photo from 1929)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Stützpunkt Marienburger Straße. (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Stützpunkt Marienburger Straße. A rounded corner. (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Stutzpunkt Marienburger Strasse (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, photo from 1927)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Stützpunkt Marienburger Straße. Backside. (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)
Abspannwerk Marienburg (1927/28)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Umspannwerk Marienburg, under construction (Berlin 1927-28) Hans Heinrich Müller's Umspannwerk Marienburg (Berlin 1927-28)

 Hans Heinrich Müller's Abspannwerk Marienburg. (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)

 Hans Heinrich Müller's Abspannwerk Marienburg. Details.(Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Abspannwerk Marienburg. Details at the courtyard's ceiling. (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Abspannwerk Marienburg. Between the two buildings. (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Abspannwerk Marienburg. Details at the courtyard (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)Hans Heinrich Müller's Abspannwerk Marienburg. Details at the courtyard. (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)Hans Heinrich Müller's Abspannwerk Marienburg. Old details at the courtyard. (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hans Heinrich Müller's Abspannwerk Marienburg. Backside. (Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)

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