Potsdam: Einstein Tower

Einsteinturm, 1919-1924. Architekt: Erich Mendelsohn
Einstein Tower, 1919-1924. Architect: Erich Mendelsohn

Einstein Tower, 1919–1924. Architect: Erich Mendelsohn

Einstein Tower, 1919-1924. Architect: Erich Mendelsohn

Einstein Tower, 1919–1924. Architect: Erich Mendelsohn

Einstein Tower, 1919-1924. Architect: Erich Mendelsohn

Einstein Tower, 1919–1924. Architect: Erich Mendelsohn

Einstein Tower, 1919-1924. Architect: Erich Mendelsohn

Einstein Tower, 1919–1924. Architect: Erich Mendelsohn

Einstein Tower, 1919-1924. Architect: Erich Mendelsohn

Einstein Tower, 1919–1924. Architect: Erich Mendelsohn

1919 – 1924

Architect: Erich Mendelsohn

Landscape planning: Richard Neutra

Albert-Einstein-Strasse, Potsdam

The building was constructed on behalf of the Einstein Foundation for spectral analy­tical research, in parti­cular the proof of the theory of relativity, and was put into operation in 1924. The tower houses a solar obser­vatory. Due to the mixed construction method – concrete and brickwork – the Einstein Tower had to be renovated again and again over the years. Architect Richard Neutra, at that time employed by Mendelsohn, designed the site around the tower.

 

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