Behnisch, Guenther

Guenther Behnisch (1967–1972)

Thomas Kellner: 32#23 Muenchen, Olympiastadion (architect Guenther Behnisch), 2002, C-Print, 68,2x35,1 cm/26,6"x13,7", edition 20+3

Guenther Behnisch is a German architect. He was born 1922 in Dresden, Germany. Behnisch is one of the most prominent architects representing deconstructivism.

In World War II Behnisch was Q boat commander and got in to prison of war. After the war he promoted at the Technical University in Stuttgart in 1951 and worked one year for the architect Gutbrot in Stuttgart.
1952 he went to freelance as architect with Bruno Lambert till he founded Behnisch Archikten which is based in Stuttgart/ Germany, Venice/ California and Boston/  Massachusetts.



1972  architecture prize German Architecture Association
1997  Order of Merit BRD
1982  Member of Academy of Fine Arts Berlin
1993  Hans-Molfenter-Prize
2008  German Kritikerpreis


Important Works

Olympic Stadium in Munich, Germany
Plenary Complex of the German Parliament in Bonn, Germany
State Clearing Bank - Landesgirokasse in Stuttgart, Germany
North German State Clearing Bank in Hanover, Germany
Genzyme Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research in Toronto, Canada


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