German architect, born in 1881 in Mecheville and died in 1929 in Baltrum. He studied at the Düsseldorf School of art, although he first acquired urban knowledge. He was a professor at the Bauhaus (1919-1925) and met among others P. Behrens and Bruno Paul, who became a close friend.
In 1926 he was appointed city architect of Frankfurt where he made most of his works.His best-known works were those made by Walter Gropius, with whom he collaborated in the Fagus factory (1910-1911) and Gena (1922-1923), Municipal Theatre in addition to participate together to contest the skyscraper from the Chicago Tribune (1922).
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