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Günter Günschel

1928 - 2008

5 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Günter Günschel studied at the Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle from 1947 to 1949, and then at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Berlin between 1949 and 1954. In 1954, he received a scholarship from the Bundesverbandes der Deutschen Industrie. From 1955 to 1958, Günschel worked for the Internationalen Bauausstellung Berlin, during which time he collaborated with Frei Otto on the Interbau project in Berlin. In 1958, he became a member of the Deutschen Werkbundes and of the Groupe d’Étude d’Architecture mobile (GEAM) founded the same year by Yona Friedman.

Günschel did some freelance work and partnership-oriented activities with Walter Kuhn for German industrial companies from 1959 to 1961. Günschel also taught at both the Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm in 1961 and the Technische Hochschule Hannover in 1968.In 1968, Günschel was appointed to the chair of architecture of Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig, where he taught until 1993. During the same period, Günschel worked as a freelance architect. 

Until his death in 2008, Günschel sketched and drew geodetic structures. He realized an impressive number of models inspired by his sketches, and, among other activities, built student hostels for the University of Göttingen.