Gunter Behnisch

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Gunter Behnisch

(b. Dresden, Germany 1922)

Gunter Behnisch was born in Dresden in 1922. He trained at the Technical University in Stuttgart then worked for Rolf Gutbrod for one year before he started his own practice.

In 1967 Behnisch formed Gunter Behnisch and Partner. Initially the firm concentrated its efforts on prefabricated school buildings. Since this system allowed for little flexibility it was dropped in favor of a more organic modern style. Through organic architecture the firm was able to utilize "more varied, flexible forms and more ecologically balanced designs."

Behnisch firmly believes in and designs with the idea that the innovative building techniques and materials provide the catalyst for new architectural possibilities.

Dennis Sharp. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Architects and Architecture. New York: Quatro Publishing, 1991. NA 40.I45. ISBN 0-8230-2539-X. p20.

Behnisch & Partner
Büro Sillenbuch
Gorch-Fock-Strasse 30
70619 Stuttgart
vox 0711 47656-0
fax 0711 47656-56

Resources Sources on Gunter Behnisch

"Cityscape 2005 Awards", by ArchitectureWeek, ArchitectureWeek No. 267, 2005.1207, project for Acropolis Universe Resort in Dubai, mentioned pN1.2, illustration pN1.3.

"Behnisch in Boston", by ArchitectureWeek, ArchitectureWeek No. 227, 2005.0209, pE1.1.

"AIA Top Ten Green Buildings 2004", by ArchitectureWeek, ArchitectureWeek No. 195, 2004.0602, Genzyme Center, pE1.2.

Dominique Gauzin-Muller, Flora Fischer (Translator), Gunter Behnisch (Photographer). Behnisch & Partners : 50 Years of Architecture. Academy Editions, January 1998. ISBN 0-4719-7746-2.   Available at   Find books about Gunter Behnisch

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Behnisch Architekten — the Architect's own web site (previously Benisch, Benisch, & Partner).

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