|Born on||17 October 1934 in Kernen im Remstal, Rems-Murr-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Europe|
|Deceased on||4 September 2021 in Berlin, Germany, Europe|
|Brother of||Brigitte Peterhans|
|Father of||Mike Schlaich|
|Place(s) of activity:|
|1953 - 1955||
Studies architecture and civil engineering at the Technical School (TH) Stuttgart
|1955 - 1959||
Studies at the Technical University (TU) Berlin
|1960 - 1963||
Technical University of Stuttgart (Dr.Ing.)
|1960 - 1963||
L. Bauer, Civil Contractors, Stuttgart.
|1963 - 1979||
Employee and later Partner of Leonhardt und Andrä.
|1967 - 1974||
Lecturer for Reinforced Concrete Structures, University of Stuttgart.
Licensed Checking Engineer.
|1974 - 2000||
Full Professor and Director of Institut für Konstruktion und Entwurf (for Structural Design), formerly called Institut für Massivbau (for Concrete Structures).
Opens his own design office: Schlaich, Bergermann & Partner
|1 October 2000||
|26 November 2004||
Recipient of the Gustav Magnel Golden Medal (University of Ghent - Belgium) for the bridge on Auerbachstrasse.
Structures and Projects
Participation in the following structures & large-scale projects:
- Akkar Bridge - schlaich bergermann partner
- Second Macau-Taipa Crossing - schlaich bergermann partner
- Airbus A380 Equipment Hall
- Airbus A380 Manufacturing Hall
- Berching Footbridge - schlaich bergermann partner
- Dunant Footbridge - Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner
- Evripos Bridge - schlaich bergermann partner
- Foldable Bridge in Kiel - schlaich bergermann partner
- Gänsebach Viaduct - schlaich bergermann partner
- Glacis Footbridge - schlaich bergermann partner
- Grubentalbrücke - schlaich bergermann partner
- Hamburg Museum - schlaich bergermann partner
- Humboldt Port Railroad Bridge - schlaich bergermann partner
- Innenhafen Footbridge - schlaich bergermann partner
- Killesberg Tower
- Max Eyth Footbridge
- Mildura Solar Tower - schlaich bergermann partner
- Obere Argen Bridge - schlaich bergermann partner
- Rosenstein Park Pedestrian Bridge I
- Schmehausen Nuclear Plant Cooling Tower - Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner
- Solar Chimney in Manzanares - schlaich bergermann partner
- Ting Kau Bridge - schlaich bergermann partner
- Unstrut Viaduct - schlaich bergermann partner
- Vidyasagar Setu - schlaich bergermann partner
- Berlin Central Station East-West roof - schlaich bergermann partner
- Roof of the Montreal Olympic Stadium - schlaich bergermann partner
- Alsterschwimmhalle - Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner
- Haj Terminal, King Abdul Aziz International Airport
- Hannover Messe - Hall 13 - schlaich bergermann partner
- Heinrich Hertz Tower - Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner
- Kiel Transmission Tower - Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner
- Mannheim Transmission Tower - Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner
- Roof over the buildings of the Olympic Park
- SoccerFive-Arena - schlaich bergermann partner
Biography from Wikipedia
Jörg Schlaich (born 1934) is a German structural engineer and is known internationally for his ground-breaking work in the creative design of bridges, long-span roofs, and other complex structures. He is a co-founder of the structural engineering and consulting firm schlaich bergermann partner.
Architect Brigitte Schlaich Peterhans is his sister.
Jörg Schlaich studied architecture and civil engineering from 1953 to 1955 at Stuttgart University before completing his studies at the Technical University of Berlin in 1959. He spent 1959-60 at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, United States.
In 1963, he joined the firm Leonhardt & Andrä, the firm founded by Fritz Leonhardt.
Schlaich was made a partner and was responsible for the Alster-Schwimmhalle in Hamburg, and more importantly, the Olympic Stadium in Munich. He stayed with the firm until 1969.
In 1974 he became an academic at Stuttgart University, and in 1980 he founded his own firm, schlaich bergermann partner.
In 1993, with the roof of the Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion (since 2008 Mercedes-Benz-Arena) in Stuttgart, he introduced the "speichenrad" principle to structural engineering. Indeed, this principle was employed the first time in the history of Structural Engineering by the Italian engineer Massimo Majowiecki, the designer of the roof of the Olympic Stadium, Rome (built in 1990, three years before the Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion). Since then, his company has successfully employed it to stadium projects across the globe. Other structures include the observation tower at the Killesbergpark in Stuttgart. Most of his work as well of that of his company is documented on their website. He is also the developer of the solar tower (or solar chimney) and is largely credited with inventing the strut and tie model for reinforced concrete.
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- Aesthetics and structural performance of cable-supported bridges. Presented at: International Conference IABSE-FIP: Ponts suspendus et à haubans = Cable-stayed and suspension bridges, Deauville, France, 12-15 October 1994, pp. 43. (1994):
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- Anton Tedesko. In: Beton- und Stahlbetonbau, v. 88, n. 5 (May 1993), pp. 137-146. (1993):
- L'art de l'ingénieur. constructeur, entrepeneur, inventeur. Éditions du Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (France), pp. 438. (1997):
- The Art of Structural Engineering. The Work of Jörg Schlaich. Edition Axel Menges, Stuttgart (Germany), pp. 288. (1997):
- Bauingenieure und ihr Werk. Wilhelm Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH, Berlin (Germany), pp. 369-377. (2004):
- Brückenbaukunst - Wozu? Wie?. In: Baukultur, n. 3 ( 1998), pp. 18-24. (1998):
- Conceptual Transparency: Examples from the Work of Robert Maillart and Jörg Schlaich. Presented at: Structures Congress 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 14-16, 2011, pp. 2297-2308. (2011):
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