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Edmund Collein (10 January 1906 – 21 January 1992) was an East German architect and urban planner. He is also known for his photography while studying at the Bauhaus art school. As a functionary of the SED, the ruling political party of East Germany, Collein was an important figure in forming and implementing the government's new socialist building policies in the 1950s and 1960s. He was Professor of Urban Planning at the Bauakademie der DDR (Building Academy of the GDR) and he was the Academy's inaugural Vice-President. He was the President of the Bund der Architekten der DDR (Federation of Architects of the GDR) between 1966 and 1975, and he represented East German architects on government bodies and at the International Union of Architects.Collein was one of the authors of The Sixteen Principles of Urban Design (German: Die Sechzehn Grundsätze des Städtebaus), which from 1950 until 1955 was the primary model for urban planning in the GDR.
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From 1925 to 1927, Collein studied architecture at the Technical University in Darmstadt, and from 1927 to 1930, he studied with Hannes Meyer at the Bauhaus school in Dessau. From 1930 to 1938, Collein worked in the architectural office of W. Sobotka in Vienna. Then, from 1938 to 1940, he worked for G. Schwethelm in Munich and Vienna. From 1949, Collein was employed to plan construction in the newly formed city of East Berlin, East Germany. German architect.
German, East German
Artist, Architect, Urban Designer, Urban Planner, Photographer
Edmund Collein
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