Address and directions
Bachgasse 10A, Heinrich-von-Stephan-Straße 3
15230 Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Public transport: Gartenstraße
Today's use: Administration
#Administration building #Frankfurt (Oder) #1931
The complex consists of three buildings. The one with our particular focus was built at the corner of the streets Bachgasse and Heinrich-von-Stephan-Straße. It is designed with a round corner, housing the entrance to the building. Thhe casement windows with three elements are stretched in the middle up to five elements. The top floor is is marked with little windows, most probably used as an attick (for folders?). The cornice of the flat roof has been pulled over the edge of the facade very effectively. The stylistic similarities between the first building and the second building from 1937 are very clear. But it also differs from the white plaster with the stone cladding and the cornice with serrated grid, which gives the building a more traditionalist aesthetic. After demages during Second War II the complex was reconstructed.
It is often mentioned that government and administration buildings in Prussia (like elsewhere in Europe) up to 1918 were still very representative, with overloaded facades. This building is one of the few simple administrative buildings erected in Prussia during the Weimar Republic.
The former District Court (Amtsgericht) is used as by the prosecution (Staatsanwaltschaft) since 2010. That is why the lettering above the main entrance was being changed.
The first building with the lettering was built in 1931-1933. Since the building was already too small shortly after its opening, an extension followed in 1937/38 by the same architects. The northern, third building on Logenstrasse was added in the 1950s.
The two older buildings are listed since 2003.