Eisenhüttenstadt

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Eisenhüttenstadt
View over Eisenhüttenstadt
View over Eisenhüttenstadt
Coat of arms of Eisenhüttenstadt
Coat of arms
Eisenhüttenstadt   is located in Germany
Eisenhüttenstadt
Eisenhüttenstadt
Coordinates: 52°08′42″N 14°40′22″E / 52.14500°N 14.67278°E / 52.14500; 14.67278Coordinates: 52°08′42″N 14°40′22″E / 52.14500°N 14.67278°E / 52.14500; 14.67278
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Oder-Spree
Subdivisions 4 districts
Government
 • Mayor Dagmar Püschel (The Left)
Area
 • Total 63.40 km2 (24.48 sq mi)
Elevation 42 m (138 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 27,410
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 15890
Dialling codes 03364
Vehicle registration LOS
Website www.eisenhuettenstadt.de

Eisenhüttenstadt (literally "ironworks city" in German; [ʔaɪznˈhʏtnʃtat] ( )) is a town in the Oder-Spree district of the state of Brandenburg, Germany, at the border with Poland. It has a population of 32,214 (as of 31 December 2008). It was formerly linked to Kłopot by bridge.

History[edit]

The town was founded in 1950 (under the name Stalinstadt) alongside a new steel mill as a socialist model city.[2]

Demographics[edit]

1953 celebration: Walter Ulbricht with Soviet ambassador Ivan Ilyichev
The Friedrich-Wolf-Theater, opened in 1955

Architecture[edit]

The first design for the new residential quarter was developed by the modernist and Bauhaus architect, Franz Ehrlich, in August 1950. His modernist plan, which laid out a dispersed town landscape along functional lines, was rejected by the Ministry for Reconstruction. The same happened to the plan presented by the architects Kurt Junghanns and Otto Geiler. The plan that was ultimately realized was developed by Kurt Walter Leucht.[3][4]

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