Ludwig Ferdinand Hesse


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German architect, he worked under Schinkel in Berlin, where he detailed and supervised the building of the Gothic Friedrich Werderschekirche (1825–31). He became Hofbaumeister (Court Architect) in Potsdam (1831), and worked with Persius, whose villas were models for his own buildings. He designed the extension to the mausoleum of Queen Luise, Charlottenburg, Berlin (1841), the Teehaus (1847), the Belvedere, Pfingstenberg (1847–52), and the Orangery and Terraces (1851–60), all at Sanssouci. The last two projects (designed with Stüler) were derived from C16 Renaissance precedents (e.g. Villa Madama and Villa Pamphili, Rome).

Börsch-Supan (1977);Dehio (1961);L. Hesse (1854–5, 1854–6);Placzek (ed.) (1982)

Subjects: Architecture.

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