Gottfried Böhm Architect, Cologne, Modern German Building Design, 20C Projects, Office

Gottfried Böhm, Köln : Architecture

20th Century German Architects Practice: Modern Buildings

Gottfried Böhm – Key Projects

Gottfried Böhm award – Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate 1986

born in Offenbach-am-Main

Major architectural project by this 20th Century German architect:

Church of the Pilgrimage, Neviges + Bensberg City Hall

Key Buildings by this German architect:

Bad Kreuznach restaurant, Germany

The Bensberg City Hall, Germany

Bergisch Gladbach Civic Centre, Germany

Heumarkt public realm project, Cologne, Germany

Lingotto Quarter, Turin, Italy

Church of the Pilgrimage, Neviges

Prague Square, Berlin, Germany

Saarbruecken Castle public realm, Germany

Zueblin Corporate Headquarters, Stuttgart, Germany

More design projects by Gottfried Böhm online soon

Location:Cologne, Germany ‘

Gottfried Böhm – Practice Information

Expressionist designs with relationship to Carlo Scarpa and Richard Murphy in meshing of old and new

Architect office in Cologne, Germany

German Architects

Technische Hochschule Munich – architecture degree

Academy of Fine Art – sculpture course

Assistant architect at practice of Dominikus Böhm
(father, famous ecclesiastical architect)

Modern Architects

After graduating in 1947, he worked for his father until the latter’s death in 1955 and later taking over the firm. During this period, he also worked with the “Society for the Reconstruction of Cologne” under Rudolf Schwarz. In 1951 he travelled to New York City, where he worked for six months in the architectural firm of Cajetan Baumann. While travelling in America he met two of his greatest inspirations, German architects Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius.
In the following decades the architect constructed many buildings in Germany. Typologies include churches, museums, civic centres, office buildings, homes, and apartments. He is considered to be both an expressionist and a post-Bauhaus architect. He prefers to define himself as an architect who creates “connections” between the past and the future, between the world of ideas and the physical world, between a building and its urban surroundings.

German Architecture
Military History Museum Dresden
photo © Hufton+Crow Photography

German Buildings

A 20th Century German building on e-architect:

National Gallery Berlin
Mies van der Rohe
National Gallery Berlin
picture © Adrian Welch

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