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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).


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


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:
Berlin, Germany
Munich, Germany
Stuttgart, Germany
Düsseldorf, Germany
Vienna, Austria
Budapest, Hungary
Paris, France
Brussels, Belgium
Oslo, Norway
Rome, Italy
Milan, Italy
Melbourne, Australia
Number of Employees: 118

No US Offices

Engineering Specialties:
Façade Design

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 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. 

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

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

Updated Oct. 2021 by Ryan Dennis

Written by Evan Reschreiter

January 20, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Posted in Engineers