Monday, November 11, 2013

Breaking the Circle: Rettungsturm - Lifeguard Tower (Rügen)

This Lifeguard Tower has been build by the architect Ulrich Müther during the DDR time in the small city of Binz (on Rügen Island of which we've already spoken HERE), where he was born. He designed and built more than 50 shells -buildings double curved concrete shell structures , and thus became an exponent of modern architecture.
After 1990 some of the buildings erected by him were threatened with demolition due to lack of use and fell, while the Lifeguard Tower is today used for wedding cerimonies.



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