Hans Heinrich Müller’s Electricity Stations in the Berlin districts of Wittenau, Reinickendorf and Spandau

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. Architects could talk for hours and hours about his work, but I’m not an architect. For me, Hans Müller’s constructions are just very aesthetic. Alright – I’ve had enough of talking, ready to picture these brick-stone beauties!


Umspannwerk Wittenau (1925/26)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Umspannwerk Wittenau. Backside. (Berlin-Wittenau, photo from the 1920s)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Umspannwerk Wittenau. Streetsight. (Berlin-Wittenau, 1925)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Umspannwerk Wittenau. Front-side. (Berlin-Reinickendorf, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Umspannwerk Wittenau. (Berlin-Reinickendorf, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Umspannwerk Wittenau. Details. (Berlin-Reinickendorf, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)


Umspannwerk Umklei (1928/29)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Abspannwerk Uklei (Berlin-Reinickendorf, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Umspannwerk Uklei. (Berlin-Spandau, photo from 1963)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Abspannwerk Uklei. The side. (Berlin-Reinickendorf, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Umspannwerk Uklei (Berlin-Spandau, photo from 1963)

Hans Heinrich Müller's Abspannwerk Uklei. Doors at the side. (Berlin-Reinickendorf, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser) Hans Heinrich Müller's Abspannwerk Uklei. Details at the backside. (Berlin-Reinickendorf, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser) Hans Heinrich Müller's Abspannwerk Uklei. Details at the backside (Berlin-Reinickendorf, March 2014. Photo by Joep de Visser)

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