View over Eisenhüttenstadt
|• Mayor||Dagmar Püschel (The Left)|
|• Total||63.40 km2 (24.48 sq mi)|
|• Density||430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Eisenhüttenstadt (literally "ironworks city" in German; [ʔaɪznˈhʏtnʃtat] ( listen)) is a town in the Oder-Spree district of the state of Brandenburg, Germany, on the border with Poland. It has a population of 32,214 (as of 31 December 2008). It was formerly linked to Kłopot by bridge.
The town was founded in 1950 (under the name Stalinstadt) alongside a new steel mill as a socialist model city.
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.
The town is twinned with:
- "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2013 (Fortgeschriebene amtliche Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). 2014.
- Emily Young (28 April 2014). "Germany: The rise and fall of a model socialist city". BBC News. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
- http://www.eisenhuettenstadt.de/cgi-bin/main.php?d1cnr=517[dead link]
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