Ulrich Müther

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Ulrich Müther (1999) in front of one of his creations, the emergency rescue station in Binz

Ulrich Müther (born July 21, 1934 in Binz ; † August 21, 2007 there ) was a German civil engineer and contractor . He designed and built around 74 shell structures, in technical language: double-curved concrete shell structures , and thereby became an important representative of modern architecture . Some of Müther's buildings are assigned to organic architecture , such as the Ahornblatt restaurant in Berlin, the Seerose restaurant in Potsdam and the Kurmuschel concert shell in Sassnitz .


Ulrich Müther was born as the older of two sons of the architect Willy Müther, who has been running the Willy Müther construction business since 1922 . His father died shortly after the Second World War, so that his wife Elisabeth continued the construction business.


After elementary school, Müther completed an apprenticeship as a carpenter and worked as a journeyman for a year . At that time, the son of an entrepreneur was only able to get a place at university as a worker. Only then was he able to study structural engineering at the Neustrelitz Engineering School from 1951 to 1954 , which he finished as the youngest graduate. Müther got his first job from 1954 to 1958 as an employee in the design office for industrial buildings in Berlin, which was subordinate to the Ministry for Construction of the GDR. There he was involved in the planning of power plant constructions and mainly involved in the planning of cooling towers. During this time he completed a distance learning course at the Technical University of Dresden from 1956 to 1963 .

His college friend and architect Ingo Schönrock (1933–2009) suggested to him, after attending a lecture at the pioneer of concrete shell construction Félix Candela , that Müther dedicate his thesis to the hyperbolic parabolic shell . Müther was fascinated by them, later he called them “Hypar bowls” for short. These consisted of a network of steel girders that created twice curved surfaces from straight lines. This means that a hypar shell can also be clad with straight boards.

His first construction project involved the terrace roofing, and finally the 200 m² multi-purpose hall of the Haus der Stahlwerker holiday home in Binz for the workers of the VEB Stahl- und Walzwerk Riesa (demolished after reunification, today Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten ). The supervisor of his diploma thesis at the TU Dresden, Hermann Rühle, referred him to Reinhard Rabich at the chair for reinforced concrete construction in Berlin. Rabich dealt with the membrane theory for single-shell hyperbolic rotational shapes , which are still used today in cooling towers. Rühle also procured foreign specialist literature for him.

Company manager

In 1958 he took over the technical management of the family-owned construction company. The family business had already been expropriated by the socialist state power as part of Aktion Rose in 1953, but was initially returned after June 17, 1953. In 1960 the company was given the legal form of a production cooperative for the crafts , in 1972 it was nationalized and became VEB Spezialbetonbau Rügen . Mueller's specialization in shell construction with the concrete spraying process prevented his company from being integrated into a building combination in 1972 . In 1990 the state-owned company was transferred back to Müther. In 1999 the company Müther GmbH had to file for bankruptcy. Regardless of this, Müther was a much sought-after participant in congresses and specialist conferences as well as a provider of workshops .

Both in the GDR and after reunification, Müther was a loner among civil engineers; he self-deprecatingly and cautiously called himself a "master builder of Rügen". His lifelong teacher remained Félix Candela (1910–1997). Müther's company logo consists of two juxtaposed and steeply rising Hypar bowls, which correspond to the longitudinal section of the Church of San José Obrero in Monterrey (Mexico) by Félix Candela and Enrique de la Mora (1960).


Müther's tombstone on the ev. Cemetery in Binz with the signet of VEB Spezialbetonbau Rügen.

In 1995 Müther founded the Christian Müther Foundation “Sailing with Children with Asthma” . He named it after his only son and ophthalmologist Christian, who died on November 20, 1989 as a result of an asthma attack. Children with asthma could take part in a three-day sailing trip under medical supervision . The sailing boat originally belonged to Wernher von Braun . Müther and his son Christian took it out of the silt and restored it. In July 2014 the 25th Christian Müther commemorative trip was undertaken, which by then had been made possible for 5,000 children. In 2018, a total of fifteen boats took part in the sailing trip thanks to the support of numerous donors and volunteers. In the summer of 2019, the 30th and last three-day sailing trip was organized for 60 to 70 children with asthma and bronchial diseases, and the Foundation Board is withdrawing from its work for reasons of age. There will continue to be other water activities with children with asthma. Ulrich Müther was married to Astrid von Zydowitz.


In the Baltic seaside resort of Binz, a place on the beach promenade was named after Müther on October 3, 2015.

On the occasion of the 700th anniversary of Binz in 2018, Müther was honored with a theme week from September 17 to 21, 2018. Excursions, free lectures and an exhibition were reminiscent of the Binzer Müther. A second themed week followed in autumn 2019. From September 21 to 27, 2019, guided tours, films and an exhibition on Müther were again offered.

On October 18, 2018, the Teepott in Warnemünde received an award from the Federal Chamber of Engineers as a " Historic Landmark of Civil Engineering in Germany ". The Federal Chamber of Engineers has been honoring historically significant engineering structures since 2007, so far 22 German structures have been honored.

Müther archive

Its extensive archive has been looked after by the University of Wismar since 2006 and has been managed by architecture professor Matthias Ludwig since 2012. Since 2014 he has published a series on Mueller's work. In April 2017, a cooperation project between the University of Wismar and the archive of the Academy of Arts in Berlin, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education with around 470,000 euros, was launched , which is intended to make Mueller's estate accessible. The University of Wismar is also providing 250,000 euros for construction work and equipment. An archivist was hired to view, index and digitize the archive material . A project to digitize Mueller's construction plans should also be completed in 2020. In 2018 the paper restorer Susanne Grzimek restored the first 35 architectural drawings of Mueller. The construction plans are then posted on the Internet.


Rescue station in Binz built in
1968, renovated in 2004 and 2018, today a wedding room of the registry office.

The supervisor of his diploma thesis at the TU Dresden, Hermann Rühle, was on the national committee of the IASS ( International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures ), which was founded in 1959 by Eduardo Torroja . In 1966 he met the shell builders Jörg Schlaich , Josef Eibl, Stefan Polónyi and Heinz Isler at a building exhibition in Budapest . These encounters inspired and encouraged him to make new attempts with model buildings made of canvas and molds made from sand hills.

Müther's first self-supporting Hypar shell was the building and oil exhibition hall for the annual Baltic Sea fair in Rostock-Schutow. This double hall was built in 1966 in collaboration with the Rostock architect Erich Kaufmann . Since Kaufmann was also the architect for the local housing association, he obtained a number of follow-up orders for Müther.

In 1968 the West German civil engineer Jörg Schlaich arranged for him to study in Stuttgart. The Essen company Torkret provided him with a shotcrete machine for testing purposes. This machine was designed for the dry spraying process and was first used in 1968 for the construction of the multi-purpose hall in Rostock- Lütten Klein . The Oberhof luge track (1969/70) is also his concept. Müther developed the wet spraying process for the Oberhof luge track, which was suitable for shotcrete without formwork. The reinforcing steel was flanked on both sides by a fine-meshed wire mesh ( rabbit wire ), so that the shotcrete could be applied without formwork. Through the mediation of the structural engineer Stefan Polónyi , who at that time lived in West Berlin , Müther acquired a wet spraying machine in Hesse, for which he was granted an exit permit.

On the Baltic coast in particular, Müther built a number of spectacular buildings such as the Ostseeperle beach restaurant in Glowe (1968) as a tilted Hypar bowl with a window front opening onto the sea, the tea pot in Warnemünde and the emergency rescue station in Binz. The Hypar bowl he built in Magdeburg in 1969 has been a listed building since 1990 . In Potsdam, Müther built the eight-shell lake restaurant “ Seerose ” as a contrast and loosening up the surrounding prefabricated buildings. Müther's buildings became an important export item for the GDR. a. a cycle track in Havana , Cuba; and a number of Zeiss planetariums in Kuwait, Tripoli and Helsinki. In Wolfsburg, too, he designed and built the dome of the Zeiss planetarium from 1981 to 1983 as part of a compensation deal between the GDR and the FRG. In return, Volkswagen AG delivered 10,000 VW Golf I cars to the GDR in 1978 .

After 1990, some of the buildings he built were threatened with demolition due to lack of use and fell into disrepair, such as the Hypar shell in Magdeburg. Müther therefore took the renovation of some of his buildings on the coast into his own hands. After ten years of vacancy, a Rostock investor renovated and converted the former restaurant and Warnemünde landmark Teepott into a multi-purpose building within six months for around 7.5 million euros and saved the monument from demolition. However, the interior has been subdivided so that the cantilevered roof now appears to be resting on the partition walls. The demolition of the large restaurant Ahornblatt in Berlin in 2000 caused a national sensation, which had to give way to a conventional new building despite the monument protection.

In the opinion of the architecture critic Wolfgang Kil , the functional buildings of Müthers were designed for a company size that was generally no longer profitable for private investors after the fall of the Wall . Since the public sector and the Federal Property Office usually only expected use from private investors and did not develop their own concepts, many of the buildings are threatened with decay. According to Matthias Ludwig, head of the Müther archive, around 30 Müther buildings had been demolished by 2018.

Mueller's shell construction was time-consuming, but material-saving, and therefore corresponded to the economic conditions of the GDR. In the Federal Republic, on the other hand, the building materials were cheap and the labor expensive, so shell constructions there remained only an “uneconomical marginal phenomenon”.

Three of Mueller's buildings have been renovated since 2016. The Wüstenrot Foundation financed the repair of the Kurmuschel in Sassnitz , a shell- shaped cantilevered half-roof for outdoor events. The Wüstenrot Foundation also had the UFO-shaped rescue tower in Binz renovated. The building has been available for weddings again since May 2018. The Hypar shell in Templin was included in the monument promotion program of the Brandenburg Ministry of Culture in 2016.

Work show


In Germany

  • 1964: Multi-purpose hall in the steelworker's house, Binz on Rügen (at the same time Müther's diploma thesis); Torn down in 2002, today the Hotel "Vier Jahreszeiten"
  • 1965: Dining room in the "Ernst Thälmann" pioneer camp, Borchtitz on Rügen; 2002 conversion to condominiums ( )
  • 1966: Restaurant "Inselparadies" , Baabe on Rügen; Mushroom shell as a roof, under monument protection, renovated ( );
  • 1966: Exhibition hall (with Erich Kaufmann and Günther Ackermann), Rostock-Schutow ( ); today car dealership with workshop
  • 1966: Consumer pavilion, Rostock, demolished before 1970
  • 1967: Bus waiting hall, Binz on Rügen ( ; originally as a test shell for the multi-purpose hall in Rostock- Lütten Klein ), monument status since 1997, renovated, dismantling of the glass walls around 1997
  • 1967: Restaurant and dance restaurant “Bürgergarten” (with Horst Mallek), Templin , ( ), under renovation
  • 1967–1968: “ Teepott ” restaurant (with Erich Kaufmann, Carl-Heinz Pastor and Hans Fleischhauer), Warnemünde ( ); Refurbished in 2002
  • 1968: Multipurpose hall, Rostock-Lütten Klein ( ; with Erich Kaufmann, Carl-Heinz Pastor and Hans Fleischhauer); today a retail center, renovated in 2004
  • 1968: Restaurant "Ostseeperle" (with Hans-Otto Möller), Glowe on Rügen ( ); Refurbished 2005–2009, identical restaurants in Hohenfelden, Eberswalde and Halle
  • 1968: Restaurant on the Heinrich-Heine-Felsen (with Hans-Otto Möller), Halle ; demolished around 1995
  • 1968: Restaurant in the zoo (with Hans-Otto Möller), Eberswalde ( ); refurbished
  • 1969–1970: Oberhof luge track ; (with Udo Gurgel and W. Möbius); ( ); 1987 renovated
  • 1969: Hyparschale multipurpose hall in Magdeburg, ( ), not renovated
  • 1969: Kiosk (with Horst Mallek), Templin , ( ; identical in construction to the bus shelter in Binz) renovated as a lido kiosk, in use
  • 1969: Stadthalle (with Karl Kraus and Kurt Ihloff), Neubrandenburg ( ); Renovated roof
  • 1969: PGH Tonfunk company restaurant (with Ingo Schönrock), Ermsleben ; Demolished in 2003, identical to the restaurant in Döbeln
  • 1970: Lonnewitz service area ; (with Ingo Schönrock); on the B6 , monument status since 2006, not renovated ( )
  • 1970: “Kosmos” restaurant (with Wolfgang Reinhard, Robert Waterstraat and Kurt Tauscher), Rostock Südstadt; today a retail center, completely renovated and redesigned in 1991, rebuilt in 2008 ( )
Beach restaurant "Seeblick" at the Hohenfelden reservoir , 2013
  • 1970: Heringsdorf Art Pavilion , on the beach promenade
  • 1970: " Hyparschale " exhibition center in the Kulturpark, additional exhibition halls Rotehorn (with Horst Freytag and Günther Ackermann), Magdeburg ; Exhibition halls demolished ( )
  • 1970: Park restaurant "Bürgergarten" (with Ingo Schönrock), Döbeln; Demolished in 1995, identical to the restaurant in Ermsleben
  • 1970: Bus waiting hall (architect: Dietrich Otto), Dranske on Rügen; demolished around 1993
  • 1971: Book kiosk in the Kurpark (with Stefan Polónyi , originally experimental building), Baabe on Rügen, ( )
  • 1971: Catholic Christ Church (with Gisbert Wolf, Rudolf Lasch and Kurt Tauscher), Rostock Center ( ); 2003 technical control
2-storey foot conversion of the Berlin TV tower with a folding roof
  • 1971: TV tower foot conversion (only construction carried out by Müther, with Walter Herzog and Heinz Aust), Berlin
  • 1971: "Haus Herta" dining room, Binz; tore off
  • 1972: HO - Panorama restaurant , Schwerin; Rebuilt in 1993, monument status since 2016, gallery from 2020, ( )
  • 1972: Rowing Center Blasewitz (with Ingo Schönrock), Dresden ( ); Renovated in 2006
  • 1972: Four Finnhütten as bedrooms in the pioneer camp "Ernst Thälmann" (architect: Dietrich Otto), Borchtitz on Rügen; a hut fell into the sea after erosion, converted into condominiums in 2002 ( )
  • 1972: Large sculpture (only executed by Müther, with Horst Freytag), Magdeburg, Elbuferpromenade ( )
  • 1972: “Baltic” multi-purpose restaurant, Rostock- Lütten Klein ; Demolished in 2010
  • 1972–1973: Large Ahornblatt restaurant (with Gerhard Lehmann, Rüdiger Plaethe and Helmut Stingl), Berlin; Demolished in 2000
  • 1973: Kaufhalle (with Peter Baumbach and Dieter Jastram), Rostock Evershagen; Rebuilt in 2005 ( )
  • 1973: “Szczecin” restaurant complex (with Hans-Christian Brümmer), Rostock- Lütten Klein ; Demolished in 2009, identical to the restaurant complexes "Riga", "Stadt Stralsund" and Magdeburg-Nord
  • 1973: “Riga” restaurant complex (with Hans-Christian Brümmer), Rostock-Lütten Klein; today shopping center, renovated ( )
  • 1973: Shop front for industrial sales RFT (with Horst Freytag), Magdeburg, Julius-Bremer-Straße; unrenovated ( )
  • 1973: Repair and motor vehicle hall (with Horst Malleck), Templin; ( ), renovated
Bus waiting room in Buschvitz , 2011
  • 1974: Bus waiting hall (architect: Dietrich Otto), Buschvitz on Rügen, ( ); Identical bus shelters in Dranske
  • 1974: School restaurant, Bergen-Süd; Demolished in 2002
  • 1974: Space flight planetarium "Juri Gagarin" (with Carl Zeiss Jena), Cottbus ( )
  • 1974: Digester, Rostock-Bramow, demolished in 1994
  • 1975: Canteen at the engineering college in Wismar (with Arno Claus Martin and Siegfried Fischer); used today as a discotheque "Mensakeller" ( )
  • 1975: Lifeguard station I (architect: Dietrich Otto), Binz on Rügen; Demolished in 1993
  • 1975: “Bördestube” restaurant (with Hans-Christian Brümmer), Magdeburg-Nord, demolished in 2004
  • 1975: “Stadt Stralsund” restaurant complex (with Hans-Christian Brümmer), Stralsund Knieper-West; today various shops, rebuilt 1991–1995 ( )
  • 1975: company restaurant Kombinat engineering, civil engineering and transport construction (with Otto Dabel), Rostock center; Dierkower Damm, renovated in 2015, now a public canteen next to the Michaelschule ( )
  • 1975: "Kosmos" restaurant (with Horst Freytag), Magdeburg Reform ( )
  • 1977: Swimming pool roofing for the former " ZK recreation home " - (with Kurt Tauscher), Sellin on Rügen; today "Cliff Hotel Rügen - Resort & SPA ", renovated ( )
  • 1977: Multipurpose room for the community center "Knieper West" of the evangelical St. Nikolaigemeinde (architect: Dietrich Otto), Stralsund Knieper-West ( )
  • 1978: Rügen Hotel swimming pool roofing, Sassnitz; Renovated in 1996 ( )
  • 1978: Flower pavilion, Magdeburg ( )
  • 1978: Vacation restaurant "Szczecin" (with Robert Waterstraat), Binz auf Rügen, renovated in 1999, today IFA -Hotel-Restaurant "Gryf" ( )
  • 1978: Kaufhalle, Rostock-Schmarl ( )
  • 1980: Orchestra pavilion Naturbühne Ralswiek ; only hypar shell made of wood, demolished in 2012
  • 1980: Catholic Church of St. Josef and Lukas (with Dietrich Otto, Erhard Russow and Harald Heyde), Neubrandenburg; Roof renovated ( )
  • 1980–1983: "Spacemaster" space flight planetarium (with Volker Kersten, Erich Martinoff, Hans Struhk, Gertrud Schille and Carl Zeiss Jena), Wolfsburg ( )
  • 1981: Lifeguard station II (architect: Dietrich Otto), Binz on Rügen; Refurbished in 2004 ( , in use as the registry office's wedding room)
  • 1983: Uferpavillon and restaurant " Seerose " (with Dieter Ahting), Potsdam ( )
  • 1983–1986: racing sled and bobsled run (with Udo Gurgel), Altenberg
  • 1985: Großplanetarium of the Ernst Abbe Foundation (with Antje Dombrowski and Carl Zeiss Jena), Jena; Demolished in 1996
  • 1985: Dynamo cycling training track, Rostock ; Renovated in 2005 ( )
  • 1985: speed skating rink, Berlin
  • 1985: Sports hall (with Frank Siepelt and Harry Neumann), Gingst auf Rügen ( )
  • 1986: Planetarium in the Museum am Schölerberg (with Carl Zeiss Jena), Osnabrück ( )
  • 1987: Zeiss large planetarium in Thälmann Park (with Gottfried Hein, Hubert Schlotter and Carl Zeiss Jena), Berlin ( )
  • 1987: "Kurmuschel" music pavilion , Sassnitz (with Dietmar Kuntzsch and Otto Patzelt); Renovated in 2006 and 2018 ( )
  • 1987: Velodrome, Cottbus
  • 1989: Zeiss small planetarium in the Vonderau Museum (with Carl Zeiss Jena), Fulda
  • 1992: Planetarium in the Zoological Garden (with Carl Zeiss Jena), Leipzig; not used as a planetarium since 1995
  • 1992: Michael Church, Hanover, anthroposophical Christian community (only carried out by Müther, with office GRBV Hanover)


  • 1981: "Spacemaster" space flight planetarium (with Gertrud Schille, Carl Zeiss Jena, and Georg Zumpe), Tripoli (Libya)
  • 1985: Kuwait National Planetarium, Kuwait City (Kuwait); Burned out in the Gulf War in 1990, rebuilt in different ways between 2000 and 2001
  • 1987: Velodrome, Stettin (Poland)
  • 1989: Velodrome, Havana (Cuba)
  • 1989: Planetarium in the Heureka Science Center (with Jan Müller, Mikko Heikkinen and Markku Komonen), Vantaa (Finland)


  • January 21 - February 7, 2003 in Berlin, exhibition forum of the architecture faculty of the TU Berlin : “Ulrich Müther's concrete shells”.
  • November 11th - 30th, 2006 in Templin (Brandenburg), Multicultural Center: “Bold solitaires - architecture instead of prefabricated buildings. The Hypar bowls by the builder Ulrich Müther. "
  • March 5 - April 11, 2009 in Zurich, Architecture Forum Zurich: “Ulrich Müther. Shell constructions ".
  • August 22 - September 19, 2010 in Heringsdorf , Kunstverein Usedom: "Open spaces - buildings by Ulrich Müther".
  • September 12 - September 27, 2009, Dresden, Festspielhaus Hellerau : “Photo exhibition Maix Mayer on works by Ulrich Müther (1934 to 2007)."
  • February 11-22, 2014 in Magdeburg, City-Carre Magdeburg : "HyparAktiv".
  • February 27 - April 6, 2014 in Stuttgart, architecture gallery at Weißenhof : "Ulrich Müther - Cast in concrete".
  • July 28 - September 28, 2014 in Binz, Museum Ostseebad Binz: "Ulrich Müther - poured in concrete."
  • September 17-21, 2018 in Binz, Haus des Gastes, special exhibition “Ulrich Müther - Plans | Photos | Models ".
  • May 29 - September 15, 2019 in Wismar , Welt-Erbe-Haus: “The swing of the 60s. Early shell constructions by Ulrich Müther. "
  • November 13, 2019 - February 16, 2020 in Neubrandenburg, Regional Museum Neubrandenburg : “Only concrete? Modernism in Neubrandenburg ”, (sub-topic). 


Fonts (selection)


- chronological -


  • Ulrich Müther - a builder on Rügen. Documentary, Germany, 2001, 43:30 min., Script and direction: Beatrice Schaechterle, production: Radio Bremen , first broadcast: November 10, 2001 on Nord 3 , film dates.
  • You are responsible for the momentum. Documentary, Germany, 58 min., Year of production: 2002, year of publication: 2006, script and director: Margarete Fuchs, Filmdaten, ( Memento from October 5, 2008 in the Internet Archive ).
    The documentary received the Goethe Institute Documentary Film Prize in 2003.
  • Ulrich Müthers shell structures. Travel report, Switzerland, Germany, 2009, 4:26 min., Director: Joerg Pfeiffer, production: Spiegel online , series: km42, Internet publication: September 25, 2009, content , online video inactive, video copy :.
  • Ulrich Müther's buildings. Short film, Germany, 2017, 1:06 min., Production: NDR , editing: Nordmagazin , first broadcast: March 10, 2017, series: Schweigendes Erleben , online video.
  • Funding: Money for the Müther archive in Wismar. TV reportage, Germany, 2017, 3:31 min., Script and direction: Kathrin Klein, production: NDR , editing: Nordmagazin , first broadcast: April 13, 2017 on NDR, table of contents, ( memento from April 20, 2017 in the Internet Archive ).
  • New perspective for the "island paradise". Television report, Germany, 2017, 3:43 min., Script and director: Kathrin Klein, production: NDR, series: Nordtour , first broadcast: April 8, 2017 on NDR, synopsis by ARD .
  • Shell constructions by Ulrich Müther. TV report, Germany, 2017, 3:08 min., Script and director: Kathrin Klein, production: Deutsche Welle (DW), editing: Euromaxx , first broadcast: May 2, 2017 on Deutsche Welle (DW), summary by DW, ( Memento from April 14, 2018 in the Internet Archive ).
  • Buildings of the engineer Ulrich Müther on Rügen renovated. TV report, Germany, 2018, 2:36 min., Script and direction: Rebekka Bahr, production: NDR , editing: tagesthemen , first broadcast: April 25, 2018 on Das Erste , video from tagesschau.de .
  • Ulrich Müther - The master builder from Rügen. Documentary series, GDR, Germany, 1987/1989/2018, 41 min. With 2 bonus films: From Pomeranian peasant sons and Russian rabbit wire , 20 min., Unveiling of the rescue station "Strandwache 2" on April 26, 2018 in Binz , 10 min ., directed by Ted Tetzke, Wolfgang Glatzer, Ulf Claudius, Klaus Femming, production: Studio Hamburg Enterprises , DRA , rbb , DVD Release: September 28, 2018 movie data of Studio Hamburg, Summary of inselreport.de. Digitized television reports from the archive of television in the GDR .
  • Swing instead of plate - the Hypar bowl in Magdeburg. Documentary, Germany, 2019, 45:12 min., Script and direction: André Strobel, camera: Philipp Bauer, Christian Uhlisch, production: MDR , series: Der Osten - Discover where you live , first broadcast: May 7, 2019 on MDR television , Synopsis by MDR, ( Memento from May 1, 2019 in the Internet Archive ).
  • GDR architecture: Much more than a “plate”. Documentary, Germany, 2019, 5:15 min., Director: Thorsten Mack, camera: Hannes Sykora, production: NDR , series: Kulturjournal , first broadcast: June 17, 2019 on NDR television , online video and synopsis from ARD , with DDR -Archive recordings and Matthias Ludwig (Müther archive).

Web links

Commons : Ulrich Müther  - Collection of images, videos and audio files



Buildings on the Baltic Sea

supporting documents

  1. a b c d e f Tanja Seeböck: Ulrich Müthers shell buildings in the building industry of the GDR. In: Germany Archive , ed. from Federal Agency for Political Education (bpb), Bielefeld, 45 (2012), 4, pp. 694–702.
  2. Press kit: Architectural icons by Ulrich Müther on Rügen. In: Wüstenrot Foundation / Artifact Culture Concepts , April 25, 2018, (PDF; 727 kB); Tanja Seeböck: "This lightness and the utopian, organic design language could be realized much more freely with the small architectures than with Mueller's large buildings, which were always tailored to a specific functional requirement ..." (p. 12).
  3. ^ Anne-Dorothée Herbort: Wauchdünn. In: archithese , April 13, 2017.
  4. The Berlin state monument curator Jörg Haspel rated the maple leaf as an important “representative of 'organic building'”. In: Jörg Haspel: On the wings of progress? A concrete shell in Berlin. In: SenStadtUmTech (Ed.), Großstadtdenkmalpflege. Experiences and perspectives. Yearbook 1996. (= contributions to the preservation of monuments in Berlin , issue 12.) Landesdenkmalamt Berlin. Schelzky & Jeep, Berlin 1996, pp. 66-68, ZDB -ID 1457667-3 .
  5. a b c d e f g Klaus Stiglat : Ulrich Müther. In: Civil engineers and their work. Ernst & Sohn , Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-433-01665-8 , pp. 258-262.
  6. a b c N.N. : The master builder of Rügen. ( Memento of May 17, 2010 in the Internet Archive ). In: Pommerland Agency , June 2007, with photo series.
  7. NN : smow blog design calendar: July 21, 1934 - Happy Birthday Ulrich Müther! In: smow.de , July 21, 2015, with photo gallery.
  8. a b c Jan Lubitz: Ulrich Müther 1934–2007. In: architekten-portrait.de , March 2015.
  9. ^ Jürgen Joedicke : Shell construction. Construction and design. [ Shell architecture ], Reinhold, Stuttgart 1963, p. 27.
  10. Photo: Hypar shell roof over the common room in the holiday home “Haus der Stahlwerker” in Binz, 1964. In: Germany Archive , 2012, accessed on January 18, 2017.
  11. a b c Kai Michel: After the utopia. In: Brand eins , 2003, issue 9.
  12. ^ Karl Drebenstedt: Biography Ulrich Müther. In: TU Cottbus , accessed on April 13, 2018.
  13. Ulrich Müther. In: Institute for Foreign Relations (ifa) , July 21, 2014.
  14. Seeböck, Schwünge in Beton , 2016, ISBN 978-3-944033-02-0 , p. 396.
  15. ^ Uta von Debschitz: Architecture: Ulrich Müthers Ostseeperlen. In: Spiegel online , September 17, 2003.
  16. Concrete classics. Ulrich Müther - concrete builder turned 70 ( Memento from February 15, 2006 in the Internet Archive ). In: architekten24.de , 2004.
  17. ^ Exhibition announcement: Ulrich Müther. Shell constructions. ( Memento of March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ). In: Architekturforum Zürich , March 2009, (PDF file, 168 kB, 3 pages).
  18. Tanja Seeböck: Swings in concrete. Ulrich Müther's shell structures. Helms, Schwerin 2016, ISBN 978-3-944033-02-0 , p. 177.
  19. ^ NN : Felix Candela and Enrique de la Mora y Palomar. San José Obrero Church in Monterrey, Mexico. Built 1959–60. In: Bauen + Wohnen , 1961, Vol. 15, Issue 11: Shell construction, pp. 417–419, doi : 10.5169 / seals-330901 , with photos and longitudinal sections.
  20. ^ Otto Mathias: Sailing trip for 150 children with asthma. 15 boats set sail for the 29th Christian Müther memorial trip. In: Ostsee-Zeitung , July 13, 2018.
  21. ^ Maria Baumgärtel: Ulrich Müther's life's work. Christian Müther Foundation: A sailing trip with a touching background. In: Ostsee-Zeitung , July 16, 2019.
  22. Holger Vonberg: Sailing with children with asthma . In: wirsindinsel.de , July 16, 2014, accessed on January 18, 2017.
  23. Maik Trettin: Binz. Place on the promenade named after Ulrich Müther. In: Ostsee-Zeitung , October 4, 2015.
  24. a b press release: Ulrich Müther theme week. The master builder of Rügen. ( Memento from July 20, 2018 in the Internet Archive ). In: Ostseebad Binz , June 2018.
  25. Gerit Herold: Müther exhibition fascinates visitors. In: Ostsee-Zeitung , October 26, 2018.
  26. Press release: The lightness in concrete: Hypar, art and more by the sea. In: inar.de , September 18, 2019.
  27. Press release: Theme week Ulrich Müther - The master builder of Rügen 21. – 27. September 2019. In: Ostseebad Binz , August 2019.
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