Two German Architectures 1949-1989

Education and Professional Training

From the beginning, the two German governments took great pains to restructure the educational systems. A new generation of democratically minded citizens, immune to Fascist ideology, was to be educated in this sense in both East and West. The GDR was initially more radical in reorganizing and reconstituting its educational institutions, while the pre-school, school and university systems of the Federal Republic did not experience more drastic changes until the 1960s. Apart from housing construction, architects were able to express their social commitment best by designing and building educational and training facilities.

University Education and Research

Alfred Wegener Institute of Polar Research, Bremerhaven; 1980; architect: Oswald Mathias Ungers

Alfred Wegener Institute of Polar Research, Bremerhaven

Bremerhaven, 1980
Architect: Oswald Mathias Ungers

Berlin Technical University, Berlin - Charlottenburg; Circulation and cavitation tunnel for the hydraulic testing plant; 1968 – 1972; architect: Ludwig Leo

Berlin Technical University, Berlin

Circulation and cavitation tunnel for the hydraulic testing plant
Berlin-Charlottenburg, 1968–1972
Architect: Ludwig Leo