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Bollinger, Klaus

Klaus Bollinger studied Civil Engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt between the years of 1972-1979. As of right now he is a partner at Bollinger + Grohmann. He has also served as an assistant professor at the University of Dortmund between the years of 1981-1984 and received his PhD in 1984. In addition to being a practicing engineer, Klaus Bollinger served as the Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria from 1999 to 2003. He has also been a professor of structures at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna since 1994 (1). Bollinger has been a notable advocate of collaboration between the architect and engineer, especially during the design phase, so that “innovative approaches can be developed” (2). He has also coauthored a book, ‘Workflow: Struktur-Archtecktur,’ “outlining his opinion on the significance of early cooperation” (3).

References

(1) Architonic
(2) B + G Ingenieure
(3) Stephanie German – UT ARE Spring ’08

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Written by Evan Reschreiter

January 31, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Posted in Engineers

Bollinger + Grohmann


Bollinger + Grohmann

Main Office: Frankfurt, Germany (Westhafenplatz 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Additional Offices:
Vienna, Austria
Paris, France
Oslo, Norway
Melbourne, Australia
Number of Employees: 84

Engineering Specialties:
Structures
Façade Design
Bridges
Roofs
Towers

History of Firm:
Bollinger + Grohmann was founded in 1983 by Klaus Bollinger and Manfred Grohmann. The firm’s first office was opened in Darmstadt, Germany, which soon moved to Frankfurt. Bollinger + Grohmann would later expand with offices in Vienna, Austria in 2001, Paris, France in 2007, and Oslo, Norway and Melbourne, Australia in 2010 (1). Bollinger and Grohmann are renowned for their their high-level of cooperation and collaboration with the architect, which has allowed them to contribute to a wide variety of building styles. They have worked together with architects such as Frank Gehry, Hans Hollein, Toyo Ito, Kauffmann Theilig & Partner, KSP, Albert Speer, Coop Himmelblau and Claude Vasconi (2). Bollinger and Grohmann’s work has been highly acclaimed, and some of the awards they have received are as follows:


RIBA International Awards 2008
Akron Art Museum


German Steel Design Awards 2008
BMW event and vehicle delivery center


RIBA European Award 2008
BMW event and vehicle delivery center


RIBA European Award 2008
Nordkettenbahn

Selected Projects:

Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria

Dynamo Stadium, Moscow, Russia

Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France

Rolex Learning Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland


Zollverein School of Management and Design, Essen, Germany


Akron Art Museum,  Akron, Ohio


MARTa Museum for Furniture, Culture and Art, Herford, Germany


M.A.C – Main Airport Center, Frankfurt, Germany

References

(1) B + G Ingenieure
(2) Stephanie German – UT ARE Spring ’08

Written by Evan Reschreiter

January 20, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Posted in Engineers