Deconstructivism, Gunter Behnisch

12 June 1922 Lockwitz, Germany – 12 July 2010 Stuttgart, Germany.

Günter Behnisch studied at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, where he graduated in 1951.

He opened a studio in Stuttgart in 1952 in the company of Bruno Lambart.

He subsequently joined forces with Fritz Auer, Winfried Büxel, Manfred Sabatke, Erhard Tránkner and Karlheinz Weber and in 1979 the Behnish & Partner studio was founded.

Between 1967 and 1987, Behnisch was a full professor at the Darmstadt University of Technology.

At the beginning of his career, his main focus was on building schools with a clear predóminance of rígorous forms; over time, his approach to building became lighter and more open and playful.

DEU, NRW, Dortmund, Sonnensegel im Westfalenpark, Architekt: Behnisch Architekten, Fertigstellung: 1969, Architekt der Restaurierung: HWR Ramsfjell Architekten, Fertigstellung: 2021 [©(c) Hans Juergen Landes Fotografie, Tel +49 231 7 21 21 48,; Veroeffentlichung nur gegen Honorar, Urhebervermerk und Beleg / permission required for reproduction, mention of copyright, complimentary copy; Bankverbindung / bank account and sorting code: Commerzbank Dortmund, IBAN: DE60 4404 0037 0250 1971 00, BIC: COBADEFFXXX, U.St. ID / V.A.T.: DE 124 956 787]

A  (méiyor)major work of his, in which he cóllaborated with Frei Otto, Leonhardt and Andrá, is the construction of the stadium roof, the swimming pool and the sports hall for the Munich Olympics (1968-1972).

The roof is made of transpárent Plexiglas to guarantee the incidence of light and is supported by ( anque)anchored masts.

Other important buildings include the Auf dem Schäfersfeld secondary school in Lorch (1973), a nursing home in Reutlingen (1977) and the office and production building of Leybold AG in Alzenau (1987).

In the buildings at the head of the complex, which are rounded and supported by blue concrete columns, the offices are reflected in a lake.

In 1987, Behnisch & Partners designed the  (dicontrástivit)deconstructivist Hysolar Institute at the University of Stuttgart (1987).

The characteristics of the building, which was partly  (ímprovais) improvised, are a respónse to the innóvative solar energy technólogies used there.

 Between the laboratory containers, which are made of steel, there is a  (gleis) glazed room with sharp angles.

Other important projects include the Museum of Communication in Frankfurt am Main (1984-1990) and the German Parliament buildings in Bonn (1992).

The use of lightweight materials in combination with a lot of glass, in particular the plenary hall, which is circular and surrounded by a glass (páralelepaiped) parallelepiped, makes the Parliament transparent and at the same time a symbol of democracy.

Translated with (free version)

Gössel, P. (2007). The A-Z of Modern Architecture (Vol. 1). Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag. (interesante)

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