Kremmer, Martin

Martin Kremmer (1895 - 1945)

Martin Kremmer, born 1895 in Poznan (Posen), was a German architect. Martin Kremmer is considered, together with his office partner Fritz Schupp, as one of the most important architects of the 20th Century mining sites in Germany. Schupp and Kremmer were among the representatives of the Neue Sachlichkeit. Kremmer’s most famous work is the shaft 12 Zeche Zollverein, which became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001. Martin Kremmer died in an air raid in World War II. The estate of both architects is now managed by the German Mining Museum.

Important Buildings

  • Headframe over the shaft 5 of the Germania mine in Dortmund-Marten
  • German Mining Museum, Bochum (together with Heinrich Holzapfel)
  • Shaft 12, Zeche Zollverein, Essen
  • Lutheran Church of Peace, Berlin-Niederschöneweide
  • Surface installations, Erzbergwerk Rammelsberg, Goslar
  • Zentralkokerei Alma, Gelsenkirchen