Hentrich, Helmut

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Hentrich, Helmut (1905–2001). German architect and principal of Hentrich-Petschnigg & Partners (HPP) of Düsseldorf, responsible for many gigantic buildings for large corporations, all in the style of International Modernism. The best-known works of the firm are the Thyssenhaus, Düsseldorf (1957–60); the Europa Centre, Berlin (1964); the standard façade components for the department-store firm, Horten AG; the Dietrich-Bonhoeffer Church, Düsseldorf-Garath (1964–5); the Finnlandhaus, Hamburg (the first high block in Europe constructed on the suspension system (1966)); the Standard Bank Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa (with Ove Arup (1967–70)); the Konzerthalle, Düsseldorf (1978); and various large office-buildings in Düsseldorf, Cologne, and other cities in Western Germany.


H-B. Adams (ed.) (1989);
Kalman (1994);
Hentrich (1995);
Hentrich-Petschnigg (1969, 1975);
Tunkers (2000)