Hans Benno Bernoulli

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Hans Bernoulli, 1928

Hans Benno Bernoulli (17 February 1876 – 12 September 1959) was a famous Swiss architect.

Biography[edit]

Bernoulli was born in Basel, the son of an office clerk, Theodor Bernoulli. Hans Bernoulli was an urban estate planner and builder, and became a professor in further education (ETH).

The suffragette and feminist Elisabeth Bernoulli (1873–1935) was Hans Bernoulli's sister.

In 1904 Hans Bernoulli married Anna Ziegler in Berlin. In 1912 he was appointed "chief architect" for the Basler building industry.

Career[edit]

Hans Benno Bernoulli's most important housing development projects were:

  • 1914–1929: Bernoullihäuser in Zürich, (Hardturmstrasse). The Bernoulli houses are named after the architect. These houses are a garden city project, from the 1920s and were meant to be sold without profit to the workers. You will find the Bernoulli houses on Zürich tram line no. 4 between the stations Bernoulli and Hardturm.
  • 1919: Bernoullihäuser in Grenchen SO (Rebgasse 61–67)
  • 1920–1923: residential area Im langen Loh in Basel
  • 1920–1923: residential estate Wasserhaus in the sub-district Neue Welt in Münchenstein, developed in partnership with Wilhelm Eduard Brodtbeck.
  • 1924–1934: Living and residential area Hirzbrunnenareal in Basel

After the Second World War his main projects were in rebuilding the bombed and destroyed cities.

Hans Benno Bernoulli died aged 83 in Basel.

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