Petrol station (Tankstelle) Merseburger Straße (1929)

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#Petrol station #Halle (Saale) #1929

Architects

Otto Steinkopff

Developers

Rhenania-Ossag-Mineralölwerke AG

Address and directions

Merseburger Straße 99
06112 Halle (Saale), Germany

Public transport: Lutherstraße

Access: Accessible

Today's use: Petrol station

A little petrol station with some power...

Description

A small kidney-shaped building with a glass window was designed for the petrol station's attendants, is nowadays used for a little shop. The area around the petrol pumps is supported by a circular reinforced concrete structure on three pillars. The composition of these two geometric bodies adds up to petrol station's extraordinary virtue.

Power to little ones: the small petrol station has shaped its surroundings, because the building behind it from the 1990s adheres to the round shape of the petrol station. We think that's great.

History

The exciting thing about petrol stations is that they were as new as modernity itself. They represent a new task in architecture. This petrol station was built in 1929 and is still in use. Otherwise it is no longer common in Germany that petrol stations are be located in the middle of residential areas.

Construction types
reinforced concrete
Facades
plaster
Windows
fixed
Roof
flat
Details
awning lettering pillar illumination
Position
along a street periphere/neighbourhood
Storeys
1

Impressions

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