Emil Högg

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Emil Högg (born July 5, 1867 in Heilbronn ; † December 27, 1954 in Radebeul ) was a German architect and craftsman , university lecturer in Dresden and a local member of parliament in Radebeul; in old age he was also active as a painter .


Draft for a society house for the 2nd state examination in building construction, 1897

Högg studied architecture from 1886 to 1890 at the Technical University of Stuttgart . Initially he worked in architecture firms known at the time such as Eisenlohr & Weigle (Stuttgart), Bruno Schmitz (Berlin) and Karl Hoffacker (Berlin). After a legal clerkship , he passed the 2nd state examination in 1897 and in the following year got a position as city ​​architect ( assessor ) in the building administration of Berlin under city building officer Ludwig Hoffmann . In 1902 he was promoted to urban planning inspector there . On April 1, 1904, Högg moved to Bremen as director of the newly created trade museum . In the same year he was the founder of the Bremen Association for Lower Saxony Ethnicity . In 1908 he was a member of the jury for the architectural competition to design the market square and a new town hall in Delmenhorst . In 1909 he was the curator of an exhibition for cemetery art with around 80 tombs in the old Doventorsfriedhof in Bremen; he designed numerous tombs himself.

At the instigation of the art historian Cornelius Gurlitt , he was appointed to the chair for spatial art and engineering at the Technical University of Dresden in 1911 , which he held until 1933. 1923 awarded him the Hannover Technical University , the honorary doctorate (Dr.-Ing. E. h.). From 1926 Högg acted as a part-time church construction supervisor for the Thuringia regional church council. At the beginning of the 20th century he turned to homeland security architecture ( Haus Högg ) and became a representative who spoke in the affirmative of National Socialism in the 1930s . In November 1933 he signed the German professors' confession of Adolf Hitler . His most important works are the Ernemannbau in Dresden ( Pentacon ) and the generator building of the Niederwartha pumped storage plant. In the 1930s he ran the Högg & Rötschke architectural office together with Friedrich Rötschke , who received his doctorate from the Technical University of Dresden in 1931 . Together with him, he also built his new house in Radebeul, Hoflößnitzstraße 15.

Grave site at the Radebeul-Ost cemetery

Högg was a member of the German Werkbund , in Dresden he joined the artists' association Die Zunft .

From 1912 Högg lived in Radebeul in a house he designed himself in Högg (Marienstraße 12a). Also in 1912 he received an order from the Association for the Rescue of the Hoflößnitz to restore the entire complex. From 1918 he was a local politician in Radebeul and a member of the building committee. After his architectural office in Dresden was destroyed in 1945, Högg worked in the Grundhof in the Niederlößnitz district of Radebeul . There he also devoted himself to painting as an old work, he created numerous Lößnitz pictures. Högg was an honorary member of the Arminia fraternity in the Jena castle cellar (1923).

Högg was buried in the Radebeul-Ost cemetery.


Buildings and designs

House Högg in Bremen-Schwachhausen
Competition design for the new town house in Bremen, 1908
War memorial for Brockel, 1909
House Högg in Dresden-Radebeul
Pentacon tower in Dresden, also used as a company logo ( location )
Trinity Church in Sondershausen
The House of the Sorbs ( Serbski dom ) - Domowina's headquarters at Postplatz in Bautzen


  • The reconstruction of the St. Michaeliskirche in Hamburg. Karlsruhe 1909.
  • Simple Christian tombs for Lower Germany. Berlin 1910.
  • Homeland Security, Architecture and Industry. Munich 1911.
  • Park and cemetery. Munich 1911.
  • Cemetery art. Bielefeld 1912.
  • The urn cemetery. Dresden 1913.
  • Modern shop fittings in old houses. Munich 1913.
  • Architecture as a science. Munich 1913.
  • The art in Bremen. In: Die Tat , year 1913, p. 288 ff.
  • Warrior grave and warrior memorial. Wittenberg 1915.
  • Hero honor. Munich 1917.
  • Housing construction after the war. Munich 1919.
  • The conversion of the castle cellar in Jena. 1923.
  • The ornament or jewelry. Strelitz 1925.
  • Law and Freedom in Art. Dresden 1926.
  • German architecture, yesterday, today, tomorrow. In: Das Bild , year 1934, p. 61.
  • Build and look. Dresden 1938.


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Nils Aschenbeck: Heinz Stoffregen 1879–1929. Architecture between modern and avant-garde. Vieweg, Braunschweig / Wiesbaden 1990, ISBN 3-528-08746-3 .
  2. Edgar Grundig: Delmenhorst. City history 1848 to 1945. Volume IV, 1960.
  3. ^ Carl Zetzsche: Exhibition for cemetery art in Bremen. In: Architektonische Rundschau , Volume 25, 1909, Issue 10, pp. 77–83.
  4. ^ Friedrich Rötschke: The Dresden fortress becomes an open city. Dissertation, Dresden University of Technology, Dresden 1931.
  5. 1913: From the Werkbund ( Memento of March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ), Deutscher Werkbund Nordrhein-Westfalen.
  6. ^ Hermann Jansen: The architecture at the art exhibition Berlin 1904. In: Der Baumeister , 2nd year 1904, Issue 11, p. 127.
  7. Wilfried Baumgarten: The Bremen single-family house and its advanced training. Emil Högg's house at Albersstrasse 11 in Bremen. In: Architektonische Rundschau , Volume 24, 1908, Issue 2, pp. 9–12, plate 16.
  8. ^ Walter Mackowsky: The community center in the Hanseatic cities of Lübeck and Bremen. In: Der Profanbau , 12th year 1916, issue 13/14, pp. 161–163.
  9. ↑ top v .: Building artistic endeavors in Bremen. In: Deutsche Bauzeitung , 42nd year 1908, p. 352–358, p. 360–362, p. 364–365, p. 368–370.
  10. The new electrical lighting system on Potsdamer Platz . In: Berliner Architekturwelt , 8th year 1905/1906, issue 4, July 1905, p. 157.
  11. The new lighting masts on Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. In: Architektonische Rundschau , Volume 21, 1905, Issue 10, Supplement SX
  12. ^ Robert Bruck: 3rd German applied arts exhibition Dresden 1906. In: Der Baumeister , 4th year 1906, issue 12/13, pp. 121-141.
  13. Erich Haenel , Heinrich Tscharmann : The apartment of the modern times. JJ Weber, Leipzig 1908, p. 212.
  14. ^ Architectural review. 24th year 1908, issue 10, p. 73, p. 77-78, plate 74, plate 74a.
  15. ^ Friedrich Seeßelberg: Lower Saxony art . In: The builder. 8th year 1910, issue 8, pp. 85–96 / supplement to issue 8, p. 88, plate 63/64.
  16. ^ Drafts for candelabra. In: Die Bauwelt , 1st year 1910, p. 53.
  17. ^ Carl Zetzsche: Work by Prof. Emil Högg, Dresden . In: Wasmuth's monthly magazine for architecture . 1st year 1914/1915, p. 409 ff. Fig. 488–492 ( digital.zlb.de [accessed December 31, 2019]).
  18. V. Annual Report of the Association for Lower Saxon Folklore (1910), p. 9
  19. Max Schmid (ed.): One hundred designs from the competition for the Bismarck National Monument on the Elisenhöhe near Bingerbrück-Bingen. Düsseldorfer Verlagsanstalt, Düsseldorf 1911. (n. Pag.)
  20. Cemetery entrance . Design by Prof. Emil Högg in Bremen. In: Architectural Review. 27th year 1911, issue 1, plate 10.
  21. Zentralblatt der Bauverwaltung . Year 31, 1911, No. 17 (from February 25, 1911), p. 112. (on the result of the competition)
  22. ^ Carl Zetzsche: Cemetery chapel in Lilienthal near Bremen. An example of artistic homeland security. Architect Professor Emil Högg, BDA, Dresden. In: Neudeutsche Bauzeitung. 9th year 1913, pp. 695–696, pp. 699–702.
  23. Der Baumeister , 12th year 1914, issue 15.
  24. ^ Factory building of Ernemann AG on das-neue-dresden.de , last accessed on April 23, 2018.
  25. ^ H .: On the work of Paul Perks, Bremen. In: Modern designs . 23rd year 1924, p. 253, plate 51.
  26. The house of the Sorbs.