Architecture

Mannesmann-Hochhaus/Behrensbau

Berger Allee 9,  40213 Düsseldorf

The courage to build with progressive architecture was already noticeable in Düsseldorf at the beginning of the 20th century. 

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In 1910 Peter Behrens won the tender for the construction of an administration building of Mannesmannröhren-Werke AG. Behrens, in whose Berlin office Walter Gropius, Mies van der Rohe, and Le Corbusier collaborated, had presented a draft that, although still attributable to reform architecture, already anticipated the New objectivity trend. Since the mid-1950s, the building, which is also known as Behrensbau, is flanked by another architectural highlight, the Mannesmann skyscraper.