Chemiewerk Rüdersdorf. The DDR Chemiegigant

Today I’ve been visiting for the second time the abandoned phosphat fabrik Chemiewerk Rüdersdorf. Finally found what kind of thing they did here, still need to research the dates and more, but translating the product this is what it says:

  • the most effective feed phosphate for animals
  • producing a high quality end feed with mineral mixtures
  • for all species used in accordance with their mineral requirements
  • from chickens to bulls
  • for small animals such as goats, rabbits, fur-bearing animals, like cats, dogs, racing pigeons, ornamental birds and commercial fish

rükanaVEB Chemiewerk Coswig SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAIt seems that in the last period they produced feed phosphat, this chemical balls that are used to feed almost anything.What I would really like to have is a timeline with the diferent periods of this factory since as far as I know it has been:

  • 1900 – 1939 Firma “C.O. Wegener” – starting 1900 they produced cement (Before WW2). The place was not chosen deliberatly, Rüdersdorf factory is located nearby a limestone natural resource.
  • 1939 – 1945 In World War 2 period the fabric was used to produce Bauxite.  Bauxite is the base to produce aluminium.
  • 1945 onwards the soviets dismantled the place completely and in 1950 with new owners it became “VEB Glühphosphatwerk Rüdersdorf” making “Rükana” (hydrothermal defluorination of a mixture of rock phosphate, Phospohorsäure and soda)
  • In 1961  annually provide 200,000 tons of sulfuric acid and about the same amount of cement.
  • 1979-1999 The chemical plant Rüdersdorf integrated into the newly formed “VEB agrochemicals Piesteritz” and now formed part of the operation “Coswig”.  With German reunification, then decreased unit sales and also due to shady investors could no longer avert an end to the production and the closure of the chemical plant in 1999.  No clue what happened exactly in this 20 years, the source of this information is the DDR archive in Wikipedia and rottenplaces.

The last documents and invoices found are dated 1998 under the name Futterphosphat Rüdersdorf. So I guess they produced Rükana in their latest period. No clue about the real history or plans with this place in the latest years since, as my father says, not everything is on the internet. Maybe I will have to ask some senior neighbours in Rüdersdorf but I’m afraid my Deutsch is still nicht so gut.

Chemiewerk Rüdersdorf
Chemiewerk Rüdersdorf rooftop

Related: Video Chemiewerk Rüdersdorf


La bola de espejos mas grande

Esta bola de espejos fue creada sobre una base de fibra de vidrio en los años 80 (1986).

Carlos bola_1

Especificaciones técnicas a rellenar por Carlos:

Diámetro: 140 cm

Tamaño del espejo: 1,5 x 1,5 cm

Material : Fibra de vidrio

Movimiento : Motor interno 3 rpm con crapodina interna

Destino de la esfera: Discoteca zona Puente Saavedra (Cap Fed)

Año : 1980


Tiempo de trabajo: 15 dias


Mirta pegado de espejos

Carlos Cortado de espejos


Carlos bola_2  Carlos Bola_3

Looking for a new position in Berlin

This days is not easy to find a job that lasts long in a startup.

So we often find ourselves finding a job once again in the same year, time after time. The trick is to keep positive.  To change is good and it’s even better if in the new place you learn something new.

Here it’s my CV:

Download Martin Fasani CV


Still in B level Deutsch. Keeping on my studies next 13 January 2013 in Kreuzberg Volkshochschule.

Año 2012. Berlin.

El comienzo de algo nuevo.
Aprendiendo un nuevo idioma, estudiando Marketing, visitando fabricas abandonadas en solitario y comenzando a descubrir la fotografía en 3D.
Dedicado a mi padre que me ha inspirado muchas veces a descubrir nuevos horizontes. Que me ha mostrado que no todo esta en internet aunque creamos lo contrario.

Los Fasani son:
Carlos Fasani
Especialista en electrónica y programación de microcontroladores. Con Carlos realizamos modificaciones a un panel de Leds Peggy2 para enviar datos por USB y poder visualizarlos en tiempo real.
Carlos tiene un extenso historial de trabajos en diseño de dispositivos electrónicos para seguimiento satelital y es un investigador curioso con todo lo relacionado a la electrónica y el diseño industrial.
Martin Fasani
El que escribe es un profesional acreditado en publicidad online. Microsoft Bing Ads y Google Adwords
Programador y investigador de nuevas tecnologías. Interesado en la electrónica y la comunicación entre distintos dispositivos.
Javier Fasani
Mi hermano es músico, toca los teclados en la banda argentina “Caña de Azucar” y también usa la tecnología en todo su potencial.

Nel Fasani
Mi hijo vive en Touluse, Francia. Tiene 7 años y esta también comenzando una nueva etapa en su vida.