- Category : 1876-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 3/6 - Martyr / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (1,2,10,29,31,33)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Penetration 1
German architect, professor, and urban planner active in the Weimar era. Tessenow is considered together with Hans Poelzig, Bruno Taut, Peter Behrens, Fritz Höger, Ernst May, Erich Mendelsohn, Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe one of the most important personalities of the architectural German panorama during the time of the Weimar Republic.
During the Weimar Republic, Tessenow became a member of the Bund Deutscher Architekten and of the Deutscher Werkbund, he received a first laurea honoris causa by the University of Rostock then a second laurea honoris causa by the Technische Hochschule of Stoccarda and finally he became a member of the Bund Deutscher Architekten.
Tessenow taught at the Institute of Technology in Berlin-Charlottenburg from 1926 until 1934 when he was fired by the nazist administration. Curiously Tessenow is also known through his student and one-time assistant, the Reichsarchitect Albert Speer who later became a cabinet minister during the Third Reich. Tessenow taught Speer in 1925, becoming Tessenow's assistant in 1927 at the age of 23.
Heinrich Tessenow died in Berlin on 1 November 1950, aged 74,