Theodor Hünerwadel

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Theodor Hünerwadel (born February 16, 1864 in Lenzburg ; † July 4, 1956 in Basel ) was a Swiss architect .

education and profession

Higher daughter school on the Kohlenberg, 1906

Hünerwadel probably also studied in Zurich , but at least in Berlin and Dresden . His first job was with Gustav Gull in Zurich. Due to the success of the competition in the new Sofia , where he was supposed to build a society house, he went to the capital of the newly independent Bulgaria. He was probably also involved in the planning of parliament there. After construction stalled for political reasons, he initially worked in Wiesbaden and the industrial community of Oerlikon , which at that time did not yet belong to Zurich , until he was appointed building construction inspector in Basel in 1900. He held this office for 28 years - during this time shared with Karl Leisinger - until it was renamed Cantonal Builder again, as such he continued until 1936. In his capacity as head of office, he was naturally not very active as a design architect of his own buildings, but he did create a number of formative buildings for Basel, namely in the school, swimming pool and university buildings. In addition, Hünerwadel participated in a large number of commissions, with the homeland security, art credit, tariff, cathedral building and cemetery commission, and was a juror in a large number of juries.

Among his own buildings, the Gotthelfschule from 1902, which was started by his predecessor Flück, the Höhere Töchterschule from 1906 (today Gymnasium Leonhard), the bathing and washing facilities St. Johann, Kleinhüningen and Zwingerstrasse, the administration building in the Kannenfeldstrasse, the Thiersteiner school building and the anatomical institute.

Works (selection)

  • Town house , Sofia,
  • Gotthelf primary school for boys and girls , Gotthelfplatz 1, Basel, 1899–1902
  • Higher daughter school , Kohlengasse 17, Basel, 1904-06
  • St. Johann , Bad- und Waschanstalt, Elsässerstrasse 2, Basel, 1905
  • Building department , conversion of Regisheimerhof and Falkensteinerhof, Münsterplatz 11, Basel, 1905-10
  • Inselschulhaus , boys' secondary school, Inselstrasse 41–45, Basel, 1906–08
  • Wiesendamm , bath and washing facility, Wiesendamm 20, Basel, 1909
  • Cantonal chemical laboratory, with post office and police station , Kannenfeldstr. 2, Basel, from 1914
  • Thiersteiner school building with gym , Bärschwilerstrasse 11, Basel, 1914–15
  • Physico-chemical institute of the university , Klingelbergstrasse 80, Basel, 1925–26


supporting documents

  1. ^ NN: The new daughter school building in Basel . In: Schweizerische Bauzeitung . tape 48 , no. 1 , 1906, p. 4–7, 1 plate , doi : 10.5169 / seals-3532 .
  2. Othmar Birkner, Hanspeter Rebsamen: Basel . In: Inventory of modern Swiss architecture, 1850-1920 . tape 2 . Orell Füssli, 1986, p. 54 , doi : 10.5169 / seals-26123 .