TU Ilmenau Citizens Campus: Urbanistic forays into the development of building history in Ilmenau

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Fr. 29.10.2021
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Topic: Urbanistic forays into the development of Ilmenau's architectural history

Time: Friday, 29.10.2021, 3:00 p.m.

Place: TU Ilmenau, Faradaybau, Faraday lecture hall, Weimarer Str. 32

Speaker: Dipl.-Ing. Manfred Meißner, Ilmenau's former city planning director.


Due to the limited number of seats, advance registration is absolutely necessary:



The eventful architectural development of the town of Ilmenau begins with the construction of the moated castle. During excavation work under the town church at the end of the 1990s, the remains of a Romanesque building from the 10th century were found: the remains of a moated castle, traces of which can still be seen in today's Amtshaus. The change in traffic routing through the town towards the south also contributed to the development of the old town centre. Of course, the building history was also closely connected with mining: Among the major construction projects here were the relocation of the Ilm around 1592 and the construction of the Martinroda gallery and the Upper Mining Ditch.

In his lecture at the TU Ilmenau Citizens Campus (previously the Senior Citizens Academy), the former Ilmenau town planning director traces Ilmenau's history. The town was almost destroyed several times by large fires, most recently by the great town fire of 3 November 1792. The Oberlandbaumeister Gottfried Heinrich Krohne from Weimar was commissioned to rebuild the town. Even today, the old town still bears traits of the so-called Krohne plan, which, among other things, envisaged wider streets and larger squares. After the connection to the railway network, the town expanded both in a southerly direction towards the southern quarter and in the direction of the slaughterhouse. Building on the earlier urban developments, Manfred Meißner recalls the construction plans for the Lindenberg, which began in the 1920s. Finally, he discusses the development of the new residential area in Johann-Friedrich-Böttger-Strasse in large block construction.


Admission: 5 Euro



Dr. Uwe Geishendorf

Central Institute for Education
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