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German architect Gottfried Boehm, known for his concrete brutalist-style churches, dies at 101-Art-and-culture News , Happy Easterday

German architect Gottfried Boehm, identified for his concrete brutalist-style church buildings, dies at 101-Artwork-and-culture Information , Completely satisfied Easterday

Boehm, who was born in Offenbach in central Germany in 1920, constructed greater than 50 church buildings, a lot of them in his signature concrete type.

Potsdam’s new Hans Otto theater designed by German architect Gottfried Boehm. Picture by way of The Related Press/ Sven Kaestner

Berlin: German architect Gottfried Boehm, who was well-known for his concrete brutalist-style church buildings, has died at 101.

Boehm’s Cologne structure workplace on 10 June confirmed his dying on 9 June evening however didn’t give a trigger.

Boehm, who was born in Offenbach in central Germany in 1920, constructed greater than 50 church buildings, a lot of them in his signature concrete type. He was one of the well-known postwar architects within the nation and in 1986 turned the primary German to obtain the famend Pritzker Structure Prize.

One in all his most best-known sacral buildings is the Catholic pilgrimage church Mary, Queen of Peace, in Neviges close to the western metropolis of Duesseldorf. Constructed within the brutalist type and consecrated in 1968, the church turned well-known for its irregular roof and forum-like inside.

Boehm additionally created different buildings reminiscent of town corridor of Bensberg close to Cologne, a glass-and-steel fronted theater in Potsdam, and a pyramid-shaped public library in Ulm.

The governor of North Rhine-Westphalia state, Armin Laschet, praised Boehm for his work.

“His distinctive structure type made him world-famous,” Laschet mentioned including that Boehm leaves behind a “seen and spectacular lifework.”

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Updated: June 11, 2021 — 9:36 am

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