Gottfried Böhm: City Hall, 1962D–1967

  • Bergisch Gladbach-Bensberg, Germany, Show on map
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  • Böhm adds a concrete castle to the historic Bensberger castle. It even features a turret that houses the stairs and an elevator shaft. As in Neviges, the concrete is interpreted here as a rock and “second nature”. It is conceivable that the edifice also reveals an architect wrestling with the experience of the ruins left by the war.

  • A heritage building since 1982. Phased fundamental renovation since about 2012.