Abstract-expressionistic deconstruction of commonplace in order to get rid of the details that interfere a sense of space at a certain point in time.

The thermal power station “Nossen Bridge” was built in the 1960s on an open area north of the Brücke der Jugend (Nossen Bridge) between the railroad tracks and Oederaner Strasse and was intended as a modern combined heat and power plant primarily to supply district heating to the planned new housing developments in Dresden. The planning started in 1960 by a collective around Gerhard Liebers, Christian Wiesenhütter, Heinz Stoll and several engineers. The result was a 126-meter-long and 40-meter-high reinforced concrete structure with a powerhouse and control room. On top of the actual power plant building, a three-story glazed office complex was added, which housed the staff and administrative offices. In addition, there was a cooling tower in the northern part of the site. The unusual architectural solution won the architects' collective second prize in an architectural competition for industrial buildings in 1966. On the facade facing the bridge was an electronically controlled clock, the largest in Dresden at the time.

Since the power plant no longer met technological requirements after 1989, it was replaced by a modern gas turbine cogeneration plant between 1990 and 1995. With the exception of the cooling tower, all other buildings were demolished. As with the old building, the new building was designed by the architectural firm of Christian Wiesenhütter. The colorful facade was designed by Friedrich-Ernst von Garnier. The new power plant was connected to the grid in 1995. Three gas turbines powered by natural gas are used to generate electricity, the waste heat from which drives another turbine. The electrical output is 270 MW, the thermal output 455 MW of heating water and 25 MW of steam.

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