Interviews

Eckhard Schulze-Fielitz

Architect and urbanist
Bregenz, 13.2.2014, 17:00

Interview: Wolfgang Fiel
Camera and audio: Gerhard Klocker
Production: Denizhan Fiel
Versions: German (86 min, HD) | English (4 min, Voiceover)

Eckhard Schulze-Fielitz

Born in 1929 in Stettin, Germany (now Szczecin, Poland). Studied architecture at RWTH Aachen and the TH Karlsruhe under Hans Schwipper and Egon Eiermann. In 1955, directly after completing his studies, he won the competition to build the Landeshaus in Cologne together with his partners Ulrich von Altenstadt and Ernst von Rudloff. In 1960, his first model for a spatial city was exhibited in the Galerie van de Loo in Essen, a system for configuring space that could be extended in any direction desired according to a precise set of rules and rotated into four possible positions. In the years that followed, there were competitions for the university in Bochum, the town hall in Essen, the German pavilion at Expo 67 in Montreal, Berlin Tegel airport, and the Olympic Stadium in Munich, all of which represented attempts to transfer the theory of a universally applicable spatial structure into practice. In the early 1970s, two books were published, Stadtsysteme volumes 1 and 2, and in 1971, together with Jakob Albrecht and Gunter Wratzfeld, he won the competition to build a housing complex for three thousand inhabitants in Bregenz, work on which was completed in 1982.