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OTTO ERNST SCHWEIZER: KOLLEGIENGEBAUDE II DER UNIVERSITAT FREIBURG. Edition Axel Menges GmbH, Stuttgart, 2015. Opus, 73. 60 pp. with 79 ills. 31 x 29 cm. ISBN 9783932565731 Bilingual in German and English.
Publisher's description: With the Kollegiengebaude II (college building II) of the University of Freiburg dedicated in 1961 the architect Otto Ernst Schweizer had achieved a masterpiece. Being built in the modern design idiom, it nevertheless took Freiburg's tradition into account and gave a new quality of life to the university and the urban development of the inner city quarters. On the whole it was a significant stimulus to university construction. Thanks to the neutral expression of the building, its compact overall form and its -- elastic structural system -- (there is maximum flexibility in room layout without touching the bearing skeleton), and together with the laconically simple floor plan it became a prototype solution for smooth functioning. It is an open architecture, free of any suffocating pathos, with wide open spaces, human scale in size and proportions and in ideal accordance with academic freedom for research, instruction and learning. Schweizer, born in 1890 and deceased in 1965, professor of urban construction at the Technische Hochschule Karlsruhe is one of the ground-breaking architects of the 20th century. In the late 1920s he gained international recognition and relevance with his buildings in Nuremberg, among them the stadium grounds and the Milchhof, as well as the Prater-Stadion in Vienna.
Artist(s):Schweizer, Otto Ernst
Indexing: Western, Europe — Germany — Post-1945 — Architecture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 167554
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