Christoph Mäckler

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Christoph Mäckler at the Frankfurter Rundschau town talk (2007)

Christoph H. Mäckler (born April 17, 1951 in Frankfurt am Main ) is a German architect and urban planner . He frequently participates in discourses on the architectural and planning design of cities and in 2008 founded the German Institute for Urban Architecture (DIS), which deals critically with the cityscapes of the (especially German) post-war period and modernist architecture.


Christoph Mäckler is the son of the Frankfurt architect Hermann Mäckler . Between 1972 and 1980 he studied architecture in Darmstadt and Aachen. In addition, he worked in the offices of Gottfried Böhm and OM Ungers from 1976 to 1978 . After completing his studies, he opened his own office in Frankfurt am Main in 1981. Here he developed urban planning concepts and designed administrative and residential buildings. In addition to his practical work, he taught as a guest lecturer in Kassel and Braunschweig.

Mäckler now works in Frankfurt and Berlin and has been a professor at the Technical University of Dortmund since 1998 at the chair for urban planning . He is the founder and director of the Institute for Urban Architecture, which was founded there in 2008. Mäckler lives with his family in Kronberg im Taunus .

In April 2010, Mäckler resigned from the BDA after three decades of membership due to criticism of him by the Association of German Architects (BDA) (“collegiate scolding”). However, since April 2012, Christoph Mäckler has been a member of the BDA again after being reappointed to the electoral union.

On January 18, 2006, together with other citizens, he founded the Neue Brückenbauverein Frankfurt am Main e. V. in order to support historical reconstructions of the city's building history in the future through private fundraising.

Works (selection)

New portico on the Main Island



  • with the architect Birgit Roth: Places in Germany. 1950 and today . DOM publishers, Berlin 2016, ISBN 978-3-86922-479-4 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Architecture: Many German cities are ugly , interview with C. Mäckler, Die Welt , June 1, 2008
  2. Institut für Stadtbaukunst ( Memento of the original from February 24, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. Klaus-Jürgen Göpfert: "Mäckler leaves professional organization" ( Memento from April 15, 2010 in the Internet Archive ), Frankfurter Rundschau , April 21, 2010.
  4. Archive link ( Memento from October 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive )
  5. Der Lichtblick von Berlin in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung of January 10, 2013, page 27.
  6. Mäckler and Landes received a contract for the Romantic Museum . In: Top Magazin Frankfurt . September 25, 2014 ( [accessed on September 11, 2017]).