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Contemporary Buildings in Germany, Europe: Design Studio Information

post updated 22 Mar 2021 ; page updated 12 Nov 2017

Behnisch & Partner – Key Projects

Major Buildings by Günter Behnisch

Museum für Kommunikation, Museum Ufe, Frankfurt, Hesse, western Germany
Date built: 1990
German Post Museum design by Behnisch & Partner Architects
photo © Adrian Welch
Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt
This is an early Behnisch building and pretty sedate compared with what he was designing shortly after, ie angular buildings that layer transparent surfaces with a firm nod to deconstructivism.

Munich Oympic Stadium, Germany
Date built: 1972
Design: Frei Otto with Günter Behnisch

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Location: Germany, western Europe

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Military History Museum Dresden
photo © Hufton+Crow Photography

German Architect

Günter Behnisch, born 12th June 1922 in Lockwitz near Dresden, spent his childhood in Dresden and Chemnitz. He was married to Johanna Behnisch and had two daughters and one son.

After studying at the renewed “Stuttgarter Schule”, he started his practice in 1952. With his numerous national and international awards, prizewinning works and many personal honours he is one of the most recognized German architects, worldwide. Günter died in July 2010 in Stuttgart.

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Deconstructivist Architecture

Deconstructivism is a movement of postmodern architecture which appeared in the 1980s. It gives the impression of the fragmentation of the constructed building, commonly characterised by an absence of obvious harmony, continuity, or symmetry. Its name is a portmanteau of Constructivism and “Deconstruction”, a form of semiotic analysis developed by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida.

Architects whose work is often described as deconstructivist (though in many cases the architects themselves reject the label) include Zaha Hadid, Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas, Daniel Libeskind, Bernard Tschumi, and Coop Himmelb(l)au. The term Deconstructivism in contemporary architecture is opposed to the ordered rationality of Modernism and Postmodernism.

German Architectural Designs

Contemporary Architecture in Germany – architectural selection below:

Digital Media Centre and Campus Development, Masurenallee 8-14
Design: Baumschlager Eberle Architekten
Digital Media Centre Campus Berlin
renderings : Baumschlager Eberle Architekten, bloomimages Berlin GmbH
Digital Media Centre and Campus Building in Berlin
In a negotiated procedure, the Baumschlager Eberle Architekten design won the Digital Media Centre and Campus Development project of the Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb).

Kurfuerstendamm 68, 10707 Berlin-Charlottenburg
Architects: tchoban voss
Kurfuerstendamm 68 Berlin
photograph : Klemens Renner
Kurfuerstendamm 68
The Alhambra cinema palace in Berlin-Charlottenburg was built in 1921 according to the plans of the architect Max Bischoff and became known in 1922 as the premiere location of the sound movie.

Buildings / photos for the Behnisch & Partner Architects page welcome