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German Architects – Design Offices

Key Architecture Studios in Germany – Design Practices, Europe

post updated 13 February 2024

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German Architects Offices

e-architect feature the key German Architects, focusing on contemporary German architecture studios.

This country has produced a large amount of the msot respected architecture offices in the world. The most celebrated architect from the past is Mies Van der Rohe, famous for the National Gallery in Berlin, Germany. Also of major importance globally were Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Peter Behrens, Marcel Breuer, Walter Gropius and Frei Otto, many as émigrés sinece the Second World War.

Towards the end of the 20th Century Behnisch Architekten were very well known globally, and popular amongst students of architecture. Currently the most notable German architecture practices are Gerkan, Marg & Partners and J Mayer H, though Bolles + Wilson and sauerbruch hutton are both also known outside Germany.

German Buildings
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Sony Center, Potsdam, picture © Adrian Welch

Links to German Architect Studiosarchitect offices in Germany, alphabetical by surname

Most Celebrated German Architect

Mies Van der Rohe

Major German Architects

Behnisch Architekten (Stuttgart & München)

Bolles + Wilson (Münster)

Gerkan, Marg & Partners (Hamburg + Berlin, Frankfurt, Aachen, Kapstadt)

J Mayer H (Berlin)

Josef Paul Kleihues (Berlin and Dülmen-Rorup)

sauerbruch hutton (Berlin)

Steidle + Partner (München + Berlin & Simbach)

Key 20th Century German Architect Practices

Peter Behrens

Marcel Breuer

Egon Eiermann Architects

Walter Gropius

Hugo Häring

Erich Mendelsohn

Frei Otto – Architect / Engineer

Hans Scharoun

Neo-classical German Architect

Karl Friedrich Schinkel

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Mies is the most famous German architect of the last century – highly influential and widely respected. Architect Gropius is also remembered for his work at The Bauhaus, however (like Mies) he spent much of his career in the US. Behrens is one of the key architects in the birth of Modernism and Breuer created many celebrated buildings such as the Whitney Museum.

More recently Gerkan, Marg & Partners have become one of the largest German architects whilst J. MAYER H. have become one of the most published German architects offices in the last decade.

Golden Workshop Pavilion building design by German architects
Golden Workshop Pavilion building image © Christian Richters

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German Architects Practices

Current architectural practices in Germany, alphabetical:

3deluxe (Wiesbaden)

4a Architekten (Stuttgart)

ATP Architects (Munich, Frankfurt, Berlin)

Atelier Brueckner (Stuttgart)

Axel Schultes (Berlin)

Barkow Leibinger (Berlin)

Brückner + Brückner architekten (Tirschenreuth + Würzburg)

Brückner Architekten (Munich)

Gatermann + Schossig Architekten (Cologne)

Zvi Hecker Architects (Berlin)

Henn Architekten (Munich)

Ian Shaw Architekten (Frankfurt)

Ingenhoven Overdiek Kahlen und Partner (Düsseldorf)

Kada Wittfeld Architektur (Aachen + Graz, Österreich)

LAVA – Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (Stuttgart)

Christophe Mäckler (Frankfurt)

Me di um Arkitekten (Hamburg)

Meixner Schlüter Wendt (Frankfurt)

modulorbeat (Münster)

Ortner & Ortner (Berlin)

Peter Ruge Architekten (Berlin)

Stephan Braunfels Architekten (Berlin + Munich)

Uwe Schröder Architekten (Bonn)

Wandel Hoefer Lorch Architekten (Frankfurt)

Werner Sobek Engineering & Design (Stuttgart + other offices around the world)

wurm + wurm (Bühl, near Baden-Baden, south west Germany)

Architect Offices in Germany featured on the site but unlisted in architecturepractice section
Hascher Jehle Architektur (Berlin)

BMW building Germany by German archtects office
BMW Welt building, Munich, picture from Ketchum

Additional German Architecture Studios welcome

Location: Germany, Northern Europe

German Architects listed by City

Berlin Architects

Cologne Architects

Frankfurt Architects

Hamburg Architects

Munich Architects

Daniel Libeskind – famous architect:
Professor – Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe, Germany

Architects in countries adjacent to Germany

French Architect

Dutch Architect

Belgian Architect

Austrian Architect

Czech Architect

Swiss Architect

J. MAYER H. (Berlin)

German Building Links by Type

Selected Building Types, alphabetical:

German Hotel Architecture

German Museum Buildings

German Office Buildings

German School Architecture

German Stadium Designs

A key recent building in the capital city of this West European country:

Komische Oper Berlin Expansion
Architect: REX
Komische Oper Berlin building design by REX
Komische Oper Berlin building design image : Luxigon
Komische Oper Berlin
This proposed design by REX for the Komische Oper Expansion aspires to create a respectful and individual partner that highlights the Komische Oper building and defines a new urban node befitting the significance of the institution. Its contextual massing, outward-facing public functions, and generous urban plaza integrate the building in the neighborhood’s fabric.

Additions for the German Architect Offices page welcome.

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