Markgrafendamm Rectifier and Switchgear Station
Markgrafendamm Rectifier and Switchgear Station on the RAW I site is a hidden architectural jewel. When the architect Richard Brademann designed the façade and interiors, he made strong references to the building’s function. Completed in 1928, the building is divided into a long High-Voltage Block and a Switching House. The octagonal Switchgear Station houses a control room with an oval ceiling light. This represents the heart of the system, and is one of the most important nodes in the Berlin S-Bahn network. It is from here that a small number of staff monitored the function of the S-Bahn rectifier stations.
From 1995 Deutsche Bahn successively replaced the old system with a computerised control centre, which since 2000 has controlled the entire electricity supply for the Berlin S-Bahn.Write a comment