Lutherplatz estate with Wasserturm Süd
View of Lutherplatz estate, water tower south in the backround
Lutherplatz estate with Wasserturm Süd
Aerial photograph of Lutherplatz, around 1930
Lutherplatz estate with Wasserturm Süd
View of the three and four storey residential buildings of Lutherplatz with distinctive triangular bay windows and gateway
Lutherplatz estate with Wasserturm Süd
Interior view water tower south, approx. 1927
Lutherplatz estate with Wasserturm Süd
Interior view water tower south, approx. 1927
Lutherplatz estate with Wasserturm Süd
Water tower south, 1950s
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Lutherplatz estate with Wasserturm Süd

Lutherplatz 1–13, Lutherstraße 1–4, 58–64, 80, 80a, 80b, 81–84, Beethovenstraße 1–14, Brucknerstraße 11–18, Ernst-Eckstein- Straße 1–2, Liebenauer Straße 50–61, 143–145, Türkstraße 1, Turmstraße 45–49, 101–106
Built:
1927–29
Architect:
Wilhelm Jost, Wilhelm Freise and Oskar Muy
The estate on Lutherplatz is regarded as an impressive example of cooperative housing from the Weimar Republic. Between 1927 and 1936, two thousand flats were built here for workers and employees of the German Reich Railway.The architect Wilhelm Freise designed the estate in the form of a St Andrew’s cross. Long, three- to four-storey stucco buildings boast striking triangular bays, stepped gables and art deco details. The buildings are connected by large basket arches which are decorated with sculptures by local sculptor Richard Horn.At the centre of the Luther Estate is the monumental South Water Tower, built by head of municipal planning, Wilhelm Jost. The 46-metre-high building is decagonal and houses a water tank with a capacity of two thousand cubic metres. Together with the nearby substation, the tower is one of Halle’s most important industrial monuments.