Florian Mausbach - Florian Mausbach

Florian Mausbach (born May 26, 1944 in Koblenz ) is a German city ​​planner . From 1995 to 2009 he was President of the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (BBR).

Florian Mausbach

education and profession

Florian Mausbach studied architecture at the TU Braunschweig and urban planning with a focus on urban renewal at the TU Berlin . In the redevelopment area Kreuzberg he opened together with fellow students, the "Office for Urban Renewal and Social Work," which was directed at so-called "demolition and reconstruction" and for the preservation of today under monument protection standing Bethanien began. [1] [2]

In Beijing, Mausbach worked for almost two years until autumn 1977 as an editor and translator in the publishing house for foreign-language literature. With wall newspapers he campaigned for the reformer Deng Xiaoping and coined the term " Gang of Four " as a term for the left-wing radicals around Mao Zedong's widow Jiang Qing . [3] On leaving China , he received a photo of Deng Xiaoping with his personal thanks. [4]

Back in Germany, Mausbach initially worked in the urban redevelopment office of the city of Oberursel / Taunus , then until 1990 as an urban planner for the city of Frankfurt am Main , most recently as the chief building director in the office for overall municipal development and urban planning. In this role, Mausbach developed ideas for a generation of high-rise buildings 150 to 250 meters high. [5]

From 1990 to 1995, Mausbach was an alderman for planning and construction in the city of Bielefeld . [6]

In 1995, Mausbach was appointed President of the Federal Building Directorate by the then Federal Building Minister Klaus Töpfer . From 1998 to 2009 Mausbach was President of the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (BBR), which was merged from the Federal Research Center for Regional Studies and Regional Planning and the Federal Building Directorate. [7]

Through his involvement in numerous urban planning and architectural realization competitions and as the builder of the government move, Mausbach played a decisive role in the building culture of the federal capital Berlin. [8] [9] [10] In 2010, together with the architecture firm Kleihues + Kleihues , he propagated an urban reorganization of Berlin City West with high-rise developments. [11] [12]

The preservation of a section of the federal government 's bunker in Ahrweiler as a Cold War museum goes back to Mausbach's initiative. [13] [14]

Mausbach is one of the initiators of the Berlin Freedom and Unity Monument . [15] [16]

As chairman of the Architekturpreis eV association, Florian Mausbach founded a German-Polish initiative to rebuild Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Villa Wolf in Gubin . [17] [18]

In 2017, Florian Mausbach published an appeal with over 70 prominent signatories for the erection of a memorial in Berlin for the victims of the German occupation of Poland 1939–1945. [19] [20] [21]

Privates

Florian Mausbach is married to the artist Ursula Mausbach and has two children. He lives in Berlin.

Awards

  • 2008 National Prize of the German National Foundation for civic engagement for the construction of a freedom and unity monument in Berlin. [22]

Works (selection)

  • Ideas for Berlin. Building blocks for a metropolis. Volume 6 of the series Fundamentals by DOM publishers. Berlin 2010.
  • Buildings that make the state. In: Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (Hg.): Bau und Raum. Yearbook 2008/2009. Hamburg 2009, pp. 22-27.
  • Granite and glass - terrazzo and majolica. In: Art in architecture. The projects of the federal government in Berlin, ed. from the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing. Tübingen, Berlin 2002, p. 11.
  • Clothes make the man - buildings make the state. National self-expression in public space. Festschrift for Florian Mausbach. Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (ed.). Bonn 2009.
  • Berlin cultural forum. Museum Island of Modernism - contribution to the discussion. In: Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (Hg.): Bau und Raum. Yearbook 2004. Tübingen 2004, pp. 56–64.
  • The obelisk at the Kulturforum. How a skyscraper is created in the head - contribution to the discussion. In: Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (Hg.): Bau und Raum. Yearbook 2004. Tübingen 2004, pp. 66–70.
  • The inability to remember . Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (ed.). Berlin 2006.
  • About the meaning and place of a national freedom and unity monument . Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (ed.). Berlin 2008.
  • Prussia and America . In: "Bau und Raum 1999/2000", Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning. Hatje Cantz Publishing House. Bonn 1999.
  • Frankfurt am Main. Florian Mausbach. Bonechi Verlag Styria, Köln 1985.
  • 13 mice for Deng - from the Sturm und Drang era of a state master builder . Published as an e-book at amazon.de. Berlin 2012.

Weblinks

Individual evidence

  1. The federal farmer Florian Mausbach speaks at the Hamburg Reconstruction Conference of the Research Center for Contemporary History. Retrieved July 28, 2019 .
  2. TU internal October 2004. Retrieved July 28, 2019 .
  3. The client is retiring. Retrieved July 28, 2019 .
  4. Florian Mausbach: 13 mice for Deng . ( amazon.de [accessed on July 28, 2019]).
  5. Sabine Gundlach: Construction expert wants huge skyscrapers in Berlin. September 24, 2010, accessed on July 28, 2019 (German).
  6. Bernd Leyendecker: Mausbach retired: Also a heart for old buildings. June 3, 2009, accessed October 4, 2019 (German).
  7. The client is retiring. Retrieved July 28, 2019 .
  8. The client is retiring. Retrieved July 28, 2019 .
  9. Bernd Leyendecker: Mausbach retired: Also a heart for old buildings. June 3, 2009, accessed on July 28, 2019 (German).
  10. middle to purpose. November 19, 2010, accessed on July 28, 2019 (German).
  11. Report of the daily mirror. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
  12. Sabine Gundlach: Construction expert wants huge skyscrapers in Berlin. September 24, 2010, accessed on July 28, 2019 (German).
  13. Mark Landler: In Vineyards, a German ‘Dr. Strangelove’ Secret. In: The New York Times. 27. November 2006, ISSN 0362-4331 (nytimes.com [abgerufen am 28. Juli 2019]).
  14. Deutschlandfunk - Culture Today. Retrieved on July 28, 2019 (German).
  15. Stefanie Endlich: Projects for a Freedom and Unity Monument in Berlin and Leipzig | bpb. Retrieved July 28, 2019 .
  16. ^ Memorial Fatigue: Disunity in Berlin over Unity Monument . In: Spiegel Online . December 12, 2008 ( spiegel.de [accessed July 28, 2019]).
  17. Milestones - www.villawolfgubin.eu. Retrieved July 28, 2019 .
  18. Gerrit Wiesmann: A Push to Rebuild a Modernist Gem by Mies. In: The New York Times. 31. März 2016, ISSN 0362-4331 (nytimes.com [abgerufen am 28. Juli 2019]).
  19. Poland Monument - German Poland Institute. Retrieved July 28, 2019 .
  20. Paul Ingendaay: Debate on the “Poland Monument”: Step by Step . ISSN 0174-4909 ( faz.net [accessed July 28, 2019]).
  21. Martin Aust: Monument in Berlin: All dead deserve the same respect . ISSN 0174-4909 ( faz.net [accessed July 28, 2019]).
  22. ^ German National Prize 2008 - German National Foundation. Retrieved July 28, 2019 .