Hans Heinrich Müller’s Abspannwerk in Berlin-Wilhelmsruh

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. In despite of the industrial intentions of the buildings, Müller’s usage of red bricks in odd shapes and eccentric ornaments gave the creations something magic. The Abspannwerk Wilhelmsruh may be the best example for this. Making an estimation which of Müller’s constructions are the biggest is hard, but in my perception it was this unit. Now, take a look how many different views you can still get from this cathedral…

Abspannwerk Wilhelmsruh (1925/26)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Umspannwerk Wilhelmsruh. (Berlin-Wilhelmsruh, photo from the 1920s)Front view of Hans Heinrich Müller's Umspannwerk, Berlin-Wilhelmsruh. (March 2014, photo by Joep).Hans Heinrich Müller's Umspannwerk Berlin-Wilhelmsruh (March 2014, photo by Joep). Side-view 1Hans Heinrich Müller's Umspannwerk Berlin-Wilhelmsruh (March 2014, photo by Joep). View up, when in the courtyard.Hans Heinrich Müller's Umspannwerk Berlin-Wilhelmsruh (March 2014, photo by Joep). View down, when inside the staircase. Hans Heinrich Müller's Umspannwerk Berlin-Wilhelmsruh (March 2014, photo by Joep). Side-view from the Back.Hans Heinrich Müller's Umspannwerk Berlin-Wilhelmsruh (March 2014, photo by Joep). Backside view.Hans Heinrich Müller's Umspannwerk Berlin-Wilhelmsruh (March 2014, photo by Joep). Details at the back-side.Front view of Hans Heinrich Müller's Umspannwerk, Berlin-Wilhelmsruh (March 2014, photo by Joep).

The control room of Umspannwerk Berlin-Wilhelmsruh

Control panel at the control room of Umspannwerk, Berlin-Wilhelmsruh Wall of details at the control room of Umspannwerk, Berlin-Wilhelmsruh.

Details in the control room of Umspannwerk, Berlin-Wilhelmsruh

Details for the Umspannwerk at Idastraße at the control room of Umspannwerk, Berlin-Wilhelmsruh Detail at the control room of Umspannwerk, Berlin-Wilhelmsruh Detail at the control room of Umspannwerk, Berlin-Wilhelmsruh.

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