- June 4, 2018 7:00 PM
Moritz Wild, Cologne
A follower of the Stuttgarter Schule, but not a student in Stuttgart?
René von Schöfer at the RWTH Aachen René von Schöfer (1883-1954) was appointed as a university lecturer and worked as an architect in Rhineland from the 1920s to the 1950s. His architectural style was closely related to the Stuttgarter Schule, although he actually graduated from the TH Munich. It was there that he became familiar with Theodor Fischer’s work and he went on to work as his assistant in the 1920s, before he – fresh from completing his doctorate based on building research in Pompeii – was appointed as professor of structural form at RWTH Aachen.
Beginning with a look at his relationship with his mentor, this lecture offers insight into von Schöfer’s teachings and introduces a number of his high-rise and urban construction projects. These will then be examined to find evidence of Theodor Fischer’s influence and the resulting information will be used to illuminate why von Schöfer almost became a Stuttgart lecturer.
Event language: German