Ludwig Hilberseimer

Sept. 14, 1885 in Karlsruhe, Germany
May 6, 1967 in Chicago, USA

Ludwig Hilberseimer studied at the Karlsruhe Technical University between 1906 and 1910 without obtainig a degree.

He mostly worked in fields of theory and urbanism and designed just a few houses.

In 1926 he was one of the architects founding the association Der Ring. In 1929 he became a teacher of the famous Bauhaus School in Dessau, teaching construction and urbanism. One of his main topics was the Decentralised concentration. That would mean, that a classical city does not have a centre anymore and its totally mixed with nature and the periphery would become more important. That should have had helped to stabilise the economic situation of peripheral locations.

Since 1938 he followed Ludwig Mies van der Rohe to Chicago, teaching the same subjects at the Armour Institute of Technology.