Station Ulrich Müther – Germany

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Ulrich Müther (1934-2007)

With concrete shells Ulrich Müther has made a significant contribution to the architecture of the GDR. Especially in his home on the Baltic coast, Rügen born civil engineer and entrepreneur built a series of spectacular buildings. Among the most important of the lifeguard tower are on the beach of Binz and restaurants like the "Tea Pot" in Rostock-Warnemünde and the "Baltic Pearl" in Glowe. origin in other German regions and abroad, often in collaboration with architects, buildings with significant participation Müther and employees. One of his most famous buildings, the restaurant "Maple Leaf" in the center of Berlin, was canceled this year 2000.

He designed and built about 50 -buildings shells, in technical language: Concrete with double curvature shell structures, and became an exponent of modern architecture. Binzer the beach on the German Baltic island of Ruegen, designed by German engineer Ulrich Müther 1981, the Binzer is actually a lifeguard station, made of thin concrete shells and is one of the most glorious examples of Ulrich Muther craftsmanship.

As a student in Dresden with the familiar "International Association of Hulls and Space Structures", Ulrich Müther became one of the main protagonists of the use of thin shells in concrete architectural structures. Career development, supported no doubt about his nationality. Firstly, its thin structures, almost weightless were an aesthetic contrast welcome to the massive architecture of the GDR and gave the other side a little variety in the urban landscape. But they also need fewer resources. This was something that had to convince the regime notoriously busy East German, of course. In addition to the Binzer Ufo there are some other highlights of Ulrich Müther discover, the so-called Tea Pot restaurant in Warnemünde, Water Lily Coffee Potsdam and the Zeiss Planetarium in Berlin. The historical significance and aesthetic elegance of many of his projects are the design principles that were invented by Ulrich Müther and developed today more than ever and the value of an exhibition.

the surface of the shell can be made in the form of’ a grid. gate shells are rigid hull structure. Materials such as steel, wood or concrete are used for this purpose. Glass Slip, metal or prefabricated concrete parts close the support frame. An example of a lattice support structure is Tempodrom Berlin. The design is derived from the production. The production of a bivalve shell membrane equipped with’ a system of integrated chamber between the two membranes. It is floor mounted and inflated by air pressure. If the shape of the building has excess pressure is generated in it, the inflation chamber is an air pressure, then filled with concrete. Old Coastguard Station by architect Ulrich Muether on the beach of the seaside resort on the Baltic Binz.

in particular are found in industrial buildings where long spans are desired, and interior construction and pool. The highest yield can be achieved with prefabricated components.

Used as a registry office maid's room today.

  Rescue station in Binz

built in 1968 by Müther and renovated in 2004 by Müther

futuristic backup station, Binz 1992


A Rescue Station in Binz built in 1968 by Müther and renovated in 2004 by Müther used as a management and registration office today

Used as a "registry office" on beach weddings.

Binz, Bubble 1 2003

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In Binz a Beach with beach chairs and Sanatorium in Binz, Rügen, Germany.

The capsule are the result of an independent project carried out over the years 70 by renowned engineers Otto Dietrich and Ulrich Muther. Retro air, inspired by the architecture of its time, built these sea rescue stations off the coast of Binz (île Rugen). After playing several roles like a restaurant and the winter season, currently it is used as a management office.

German Red Cross Rescue Tower, Binz / Rügen (Ulrich Müther and Dietrich Otto)
Undated 3d model, photo: Archives Müther, Wismar University of Applied Sciences


The building was designed by engineer Ulrich Müther

Le Nénuphar is a cafe and restaurant overlooking the Neustädter Havelbucht in Potsdam

The water lily is a café and a restaurant overlooking the Neustädter Havelbucht in Potsdam. It is located in the immediate vicinity of the Sans concern pumping station, Mosque in the main street. The building was designed by engineer Ulrich Müther. The construction in concrete curved shell provides a contrast to the surrounding high-rise buildings.

teapot , Warnemünde (built 1967-1968) 

The bandstand Sassnitz on Ruegen.
A shell Ulrich Muthers built in collaboration with Dietmar Kuntzsch and Otto Patzelt

Set of archives Müther, No. 2, 2015. Wismar 4 6 pages, 2 colors, 9,00 €

Relief towers 1 and 2. Two shell Ulrich Muthers constructions Binz
Set of archives Müther, No. 1. Wismar 2014. 46 pages, 2 colors, 9,00 €

Ulrich Müther. constructions Shell Magdeburg
Set of archives Müther, No. 3. Wismar 2017. 9 6 pages, 2 colors, 9,00 €


Virginia Maneval

I am the daughter of Jean Benjamin Maneval, famous urban architect who notably created the Bulle Six Coques, a plastic house from the pop years. You can also find me on my Facebook page or on my page La Bulle Six Coques by Jean Benjamin Maneval.

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