Top 20 Architect celebrities in Germany
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Architect celebrities [Updated February 7, 2023].
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was born
on March 27, 1886
in Aachen, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire, Germany.
Gottfried Bohm was born
on January 23, 1920
He was concerned with urban planning and creating connections between his buildings and the urban surroundings.
Hans Scharoun was born
on September 20, 1893
He was in Der Ring, a collective of Modernist architects founded in 1926.
Hans Poelzig was born
on April 30, 1869
He redesigned the interior of the Berlin Crosses Schauspielhaus in 1919 at the request of impresario Max Reinhardt.
Fritz Auer was born
on June 24, 1933
Bruno Taut was born
on May 4, 1880
in Konigsberg, Germany.
He was a unique Modernist in that, being a painter, he utilized color.
Albert Speer was born
on March 19, 1905
in Mannheim, Germany.
He became known as "the Nazi who said sorry" for taking moral responsibility for the crimes of The Third Reich at the Nuremberg Trials.
Walter Gropius was born
on May 18, 1883
in Berlin, Germany.
His work included the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece, and the MetLife Building in New York City.
Hansjorg Goritz was born
on June 5, 1959
He designed Liechtenstein's first parliament buildings; his work won him the 2010 international Brick Award.
Frei Otto was born
on May 31, 1925
He founded the Institute for Lightweight Structures at the University of Stuttgart.
Peter Behrens was born
on April 14, 1868
He designed many office buildings and factories using brick, steal, and glass.
Helmut Jahn was born
on January 4, 1940
He escaped the humiliation of the Kemper Arena incident in 1985, when he designed the State of Illinois Center in Chicago; the popularity of the project, along with its unique design, earned him the nickname, Flash Gordon.
Max Taut was born
on May 15, 1884
He was responsible for the Berlin heritage sites, Deutscher Buchdrucker building and the Oranienplatz consumer cooperatives' department store.
August Leimbach was born
on February 12, 1882
His creation of the 12 Madonna of the Trail monuments in 1927 was meant as a tribute to the spirit of pioneer women throughout the history of the United States; they were strategically located from Maryland to California along the National Old Trails Road.
Adolf Behne was born
on July 13, 1885
He rarely saw any of his designs built, but he did design the reception building of Dusseldorf's main station between 1932 and 1936.
Albert Kahn was born
on March 21, 1869
He designed much of the University of Michigan, as well as the Ford plant where construction of the Model T was finished.
Eugen Sacharias was born
on April 21, 1906
He designed large apartment buildings, small villas, and several churches during his architectural career.
Ludwig Mies was born
on March 27, 1886
In the early 1930s, he served as the final director of a famous German art school known as the Bauhaus. When the Nazi regime rose to power in his homeland, he relocated to the United States, where he headed the architecture department at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Stephan Braunfels was born
on August 1, 1950
He designed two buildings for the German Parliament, including its office building, Paul Löbe Haus, which won first prize in 1994 and opened in 2001.