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Gottfried Böhm Architecture

20th Century German Architects Practice: Modern Buildings by Köln Design Firm, western Europe

post updated 14 Mar 2022

Gottfried Böhm – Key Projects

Church of the Pilgrimage – Neviges Mariendom Photos – taken today in north western Germany:

Church of the Pilgrimage - Neviges Mariendom by Gottfried Böhm architect
photos © Daniel Lomholt-Welch

Church of the Pilgrimage - Neviges Mariendom by architect Gottfried Böhm

Church of the Pilgrimage - Neviges Mariendom by architect Gottfried Böhm in Germany

Neviges Mariendom by architect Gottfried Böhm in Germany

Neviges Mariendom in Germany by architect Gottfried Böhm

Neviges Mariendom in Germany by Gottfried Böhm architect

Gottfried Böhm award – Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate 1986

Location: born in Offenbach-am-Main
Date born: 1920

Major architectural project by this 20th Century German architect:

Church of the Pilgrimage, Neviges + Bensberg City Hall

Gottfried Böhm Architect
photo : Elke Wetzig, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Key Buildings by this German architect, in alphabetical order:

Bad Kreuznach restaurant, Germany

The Bensberg City Hall, Germany
Dates built: 1962–69

Bergisch Gladbach Civic Centre, Germany

Christi Auferstehung, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany – ‘Church of Resurrection’
Dates built: 1968–70

Heumarkt public realm project, Cologne, Germany

Lingotto Quarter, Turin, Italy

Church of the Pilgrimage, Neviges – aka ‘Maria, Königin des Friedens pilgrimage church’
Dates built: 1968–72

Prague Square, Berlin, Germany

St. Kolumba, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Dates built: 1947–50

Saarbruecken Castle public realm, Germany

Zueblin Corporate Headquarters, Stuttgart, Germany

More architecture design projects by Gottfried Böhm online soon

Location: Cologne, Germany, western Europe

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.

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A 20th Century German building on e-architect:

National Gallery Berlin
Design: Architect Mies van der Rohe
National Gallery Berlin Building

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

Laagberg Memorial and Learning Site, Wolfsburg, central Germany
Design: Hoskins Architects
Laagberg Memorial and Learning Site Wolfsburg
picture courtesy of architects practice
Laagberg Memorial and Learning Site, Wolfsburg

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