Hilde Weström, Teltower Damm/Mühlenstraße, Berlin-Zehlendorf (1965), Gartenansicht, Fotograf: Friedhelm Hoffmann

Hilde Weström

1912 Neisse/Oberschlesien - lebt in Berlin

The architect Hilde Weström has always been committed to "social building". After graduating from school and subsequently gathering practical experience in carpentry and building, she first attended courses at the Technical College Charlottenburg before completing her studies at the Technical College Dresden in 1938. After an interim period in Wroclaw, she fled to Berlin in 1945, where she established her own architectural offices in 1949. A year before this, she was one of the first women to be accepted into the "Association of German Architects" (BDA). Weström’s work from 1947 to 1981 evidences the architect’s interest in the principles of Tessenow, Mies van der Rohe and Bauhaus. The range of her assignments encompassed schools, public administration buildings, church and factory buildings, but her main interest was in residential buildings. Her designs for model apartments were included in the 1957 exhibition "The City of Tomorrow", which was shown in the context of the Building Exhibition "Interbau" in the Hansaviertel area of Berlin.

Material: Plans, drawings, records, photographs (c. 600 items)

 

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