Spurensuche on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Günter Behnisch

An Exhibition from the students of TU Darmstadt
El-Lissitzky-Straße 1, 64287 Darmstadt Map
Mon–Fri 8 am–8 pm

In June 2022 Günter Behnisch would have been 100 years old. For 20 years of his life, from 1967 to 1987, he taught as a professor for design, industrial construction and building design at the TU Darmstadt and shaped generations of architects with his attitude.

His buildings show how a basic democratic attitude can also be articulated in the language of architecture and how social commitments can be expressed through buildings. Freedom and lightness make previous structural stylistic devices for power, dominance and strength appear superfluous.

What traces did he leave behind in our department?
What distinguished him in teaching?

As part of a seminar in the summer semester of 2022, we went together to look for clues in our own house. Are there any documents? Who else knew him? Who studied with him? what can we find In the end, this exhibition contribution was created for the Kuhle, which draws attention to his time at the TU Darmstadt and makes the traces visible.