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Siegfried Günther Trauer (born August 23, 1878 in Dresden , † March 16, 1956 in Brackwede ) was a German civil engineer , city ​​planner and construction officer , who is known in particular as the structural planner of the World Heritage Site Centennial Hall in Wroclaw . From 1925 to 1939 he was the town planning officer for town planning there.


Centennial Hall in Wroclaw

Günther Trauer, son of the finance accounting secretary Friedrich Franz Trauer, studied civil engineering from 1898 to 1902 at the Technical University of Dresden and the Technical University of Darmstadt . He then did his doctorate in 1907 at the civil engineering department of the TH Dresden as Dr.-Ing. with a dissertation on the topic of the cheapest belt spacing as well as the weights of articulated flux iron two-hinged arch girders with almost parallel belts . From the first decade of the 20th century he was active in the Wroclaw Building Deputation as a structural engineer and utility engineer, with the official title of urban construction inspector . In his function, he supervised the construction work of the municipality and worked with the town planning councils for civil engineering Alfred von Scholtz and for structural engineering Max Berg . In close collaboration with the latter, he created the Jahrhunderthalle, which today is considered an early example of interdisciplinary planning. He also planned the construction process with the director of the executing company Dyckerhoff & Widmann AG, Willy Gehler, and took over the construction management together with the architect Paul Schreiber.

He then planned numerous bridges and hydraulic structures. In 1925 he was elected by the city council of Wroclaw to the city ​​planning officer for urban development (planning department and member of the magistrate) and thus succeeded his former superior Alfred von Scholtz on April 30, 1925, who was forced to retire in September of the previous year. As town planning officer, he was in charge of the establishment of the sports facility in Breslau-Leerbeutel with the Schlesier-Kampfbahn designed by Richard Konwiarz and was increasingly concerned with traffic planning and urban expansion after 1928. After the National Socialists came to power , he remained in office during the town planning department Fritz Behrendt was removed from office for building construction . Trauer was made an honorary senate member by the Technical University of Wroclaw . During this time, he took over the leadership of the “Stone Roads” working group at the Research Society for Roads. On October 1, 1939, he resigned from the office of the town planning council, stating health reasons.

After the Second World War he came to the Soviet occupation zone or later German Democratic Republic , where he took part in several competitions to rebuild the cities. He settled in his hometown Dresden.

Work (incomplete)

  • Kaiserbrücke (now most Grunwaldzki ), construction management, under Alfred von Scholtz (project management), 1908–1910
  • Supporting structure of the Centennial Hall in Breslau, with Max Berg (architecture), 1911–1913
  • Hindenburgbrücke (later most Karłowicki , now mosty Warszawskie Środkowy and - Wschodni ), with Alfred von Scholtz (project manager), 1914–1916
  • Rosentaler Brücke (now most Trzebnicki Północny ), with Alfred von Scholtz (project manager), 1914–1916
  • Structural planning of the southern and northern hydropower plants in Breslau, with Max Berg (architecture), 1921–1925
  • Werder Bridge North (now most Pomorski Północny ), 1928–1930
  • Reconstruction and extension of the university bridge (now mosty Uniwersyteckie ), with Dipl.-Ing. Reimer, 1933-1934; Original building by Johann Wilhelm Schwedler and Ferdinand Alexander Kaumann
  • Reconstruction and extension of the Scheitniger Bridge (now most Szczytnicki ), 1933–1934
  • General development plan for the capital Wroclaw
    • First version, with Heinrich Knipping, 1935
    • Revision, with Herbert Boehm , 1938
  • Urban development competitions:
    • Ideas competition for reconstruction Dresden , 1st prize, 1946
    • Reconstruction of the new market in Rostock , with Wolfgang Rauda , 1948
    • Zentralplatz Dresden, with Wolfgang Rauda, ​​1st prize, 1950


  • Jan Harasimowicz (ed.): Atlas architektury Wrocławia. Tom II . Wydawnictwo Dolnośląskie, Wrocław 1998, ISBN 83-7023-679-0 .
  • Wanda Kononowicz: Wrocław. Kierunki rozwoju urbanistycznego w okresie międzywojennym . Oficyna Wydawnicza PWr, Wrocław 1997, ISBN 83-7085-288-2 , p. 29, 31, 42-43, 49 .
  • The new buildings of the Hindenburg Bridge and the Rosental Bridge in Wroclaw . In: Zentralblatt der Bauverwaltung . tape 36 , no. 68 , 23 August 1916, p. 453-454 ( zlb.de ).
  • Halina Okólska: Nadburmistrzowie i inni urzędnicy Magistratu Wrocławia 1808-1933 . Oficyna Wydawniczo-Reklamowa Hanna Wolska, Wrocław 2007, ISBN 978-83-60885-28-4 , p. 55 ( wroc.pl [PDF]).

Individual evidence

  1. Birth register StA Dresden I, No. 1437/1878
  2. Death register StA Brackwede, No. 50/1956
  3. Okólska, Nadburmistrzowie ... , p. 55.
  4. a b Research Society for Roads (Ed.): Road construction yearbook 1939-1940 . Volk und Reich Verlag, Berlin 1940.
  5. ^ List of PhD students at the TH Dresden for the period 1900 to 1945 -T-. In: Technical University of Dresden. Retrieved February 22, 2012 .
  6. The cheapest belt spacing ... In: Worldcat. Retrieved February 22, 2012 .
  7. Personnel and lecture directory: academic year 1936–1937: winter semester 1936/37 - summer semester 1937. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on September 27, 2013 ; Retrieved July 18, 2012 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.dbc.wroc.pl
  8. From Germany. Personal . In: Ostdeutsche Bauzeitung . tape  37 , no. 28 , July 13, 1939, pp. V ( bibliotekacyfrowa.pl ).
  9. a b Zentralblatt der Bauverwaltung, 68/1916 , Die Neubauten ...
  10. Ostmodern - Dresdner post-war architecture. 1945-1949. Retrieved February 23, 2012 .
  11. Reconstruction of the cities after 1945. Ruins and visions. (No longer available online.) Formerly in the original ; Retrieved February 23, 2012 .  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Dead Link / www.bpb.de  
  12. Ostmodern - Dresdner post-war architecture. 1950-1955. Retrieved February 23, 2012 .
predecessor Office successor
Alfred von Scholtz Wroclaw City Planning Council (urban development)