During the heyday of urban development in Wuppertal, numerous representative buildings were built around the turn of the century. A typical example of economic potency, civic pride and Wilhelmine imperial admiration was the old "Hall of Fame", today's House of Youth. The decision to build a memorial hall for Kaiser Wilhelm I was made in the three emperor year 1888 by the monument committee of the Barmer city council. Twelve years later, the monumental building was inaugurated in a solemn act by Wilhelm II and his wife, an outstanding event for the city of Barmen. The house was covered lengthways with a barrel roof and emphasized in the middle by a high domed structure. During the war, the hall of fame was considerably destroyed and rebuilt in a different form without the dome and the vault. As before, a sweeping flight of stairs leads to the main entrance, which is covered by a portico with an Ionic order. The originally existing friezes and the elaborate picture decorations with historical scenes around Bismarck and Wilhelm I were only partially included in the construction. Today there is a city-run meeting point for young people and exhibition space for the city's art and museum association. The building is used for numerous events and concerts.
Object: House of Youth
Architect: Harting, Erdmann
Client: City of Barmen
Year of construction: 1897 - 1900
June 19, 2021
The Haus der Jugend Barmen and the Live Club Barmen enjoy an excellent reputation in Wuppertal, in the triangle of Bergisches Land, the Ruhr area and the Rhineland and beyond.
And that is no coincidence, because a rich program has been put on here for years that can be seen and heard.
Cultural events of all kinds for young and old!
September 19, 2020
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