Heinz Rasch

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Heinz Rasch (born February 15, 1902 in Charlottenburg ; † November 27, 1996 in Wuppertal ) was a German architect , art collector, specialist journalist and gallery owner.

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Heinz Rasch studied at the Bromberg School of Applied Arts in 1916 , followed by architecture studies at the Technical Universities of Hanover and Stuttgart from 1920 to 1923 . 1923–1924 he was engaged in the manufacture of wooden lighting fixtures and chairs. Rasch worked as press officer for the Stuttgart building exhibition in 1924, then until 1926 he was editor-in-chief of the trade journal Die Baugilde ( BDA ). From 1926 to 1930 he and his brother Bodo Rasch (1903–1995) ran an office for architecture, furniture and advertising in Stuttgart. Their construction principle, in which the suspension was built around steel pillars or around a concrete core, is still used today.

In 1930 Rasch came to Wuppertal to realize various new buildings for the chemist and paint manufacturer Kurt Herberts . His friendship with Willi Baumeister and Oskar Schlemmer gave him this opportunity to work. He opened a “studio for new art” in 1945 at Döppersberg 12. There he was the organizer of many art exhibitions and was instrumental in the rebuilding of the Wuppertal art scene.

Rasch was on the board of the art and museum association and organized in the Association of German Architects .

Buildings (selection)

  • 1928–1937: Dr.-Kurt-Herberts paint factory, Christbusch 25, Wuppertal
  • 1946–1947: Erich Probst's house, Gartenstrasse 22, Wuppertal
  • 1947–1948: Expansion of the east wing of the burned-out city ​​theater for teaching purposes on behalf of the Rudolf Steiner School Association, Friedrich-Engels-Allee 416, Wuppertal
  • 1948–1949: Reconstruction of the partially destroyed factory in Huppertsberg, Hagenauer Straße 30, Wuppertal
  • 1950 -0000: Reconstruction of an apartment building for employees of the Huppertsberg factory, Kieler Straße 31, Wuppertal
  • 1951 -0000: Reconstruction of a single-family house, Hohenzollernstrasse 12, Wuppertal
  • 1952–1953: Reconstruction of a burnt-out attic, Am Dausendbusch 9, Wuppertal
  • 1954–1955: Reconstruction of the partially destroyed house of the Society Union , Friedrich-Engels-Allee 200-202, Wuppertal
  • 1955–1956: Construction of a production hall for Dr.-Kurt-Herberts, Märkische Straße 243, Wuppertal
  • 1962–1963: Ev. Petruskirche and community center on behalf of the United Ev. Municipalities Unterbarmen, Zeughausstraße 37, Wuppertal

Works (literature)

  • The chair / Heinz and Bodo Rasch . Academ. Publishing house Dr. F. Wedekind & Co., Stuttgart 1928.
  • Closed / Open: Doors and Window / Heinz u. Bodo Rasch . Academ. Publishing house Dr. F. Wedekind & Co., Stuttgart 1930.
  • Some roots of modern architecture / Heinz Rasch. Transl. and ed. by George and Joan Jelinek . Tiranti, London 1967.
  • The unleashed look. The Rasch brothers and their impulses for modern architecture. Catalog for the exhibition of the same name 2014/2015 in Marta Herford; Fast, Friederike et al. (Ed.) . Ernst Wasmuth Verlag, Tübingen 2014, ISBN 978-3-8030-0780-3 .

Web links

Commons : Heinz Rasch  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Ruth Meyer-Kahrweg : Architects, civil engineers, builders, property developers and their buildings in Wuppertal. Pies, Wuppertal 2003, ISBN 3-928441-52-3 , p. 397
  2. ^ Artist / Architect Heinz Rasch on kuenstlerdatenbank.ifa.de, accessed January 2015.
  3. according to another source kuenstlerdatenbank.ifa.de: 1925