Klaus Bollinger

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Klaus Bollinger (* 1952 in Spalt ) is a German civil engineer .

life and work

Bollinger studied at the TU Darmstadt (diploma 1979), then worked briefly in the construction industry and was assistant at Stefan Polónyi's chair in Dortmund from 1981 to 1984 , where he obtained his doctorate in 1984 ( on load-bearing behavior and reinforcement of rotationally symmetrical reinforced concrete slabs ). Your design for a (unrealized) suspended roof construction for the Höchst Ball Sports Hall caught the eye of the architect Peter Cook , who brought Bollinger to teach the architecture department at the Städelschule in Frankfurt. In 1983 he founded the engineering office Bollinger und Grohmann in Frankfurt am Main with Manfred Grohmann , a fellow student in Darmstadt. In 1994 he became professor for structural design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna . He also had lectureships at the University of Dortmund.

Bollinger and Grohmann were structural engineers for a number of spectacular architectures. Her projects include:

You work closely with architects and stand for an integrative approach to architecture and engineering based on the model of Stefan Polónyi, but have no influence on the architecture, but remain in the background. In addition to the architects mentioned above, they worked with Dominique Perrault , Frank Gehry , Hans Hollein , Boris Podrecca and Christoph Mäckler , among others . You work a lot with computer modeling and have your own Advanced Geometry department.

In 2013 they had an exhibition in the German Architecture Museum in Frankfurt.

Bollinger and Grohmann have branches in Vienna (2003), Paris (2006), Melbourne (2010), Oslo (2010) and Berlin (2013).


  • Peter Cachola Schmal (Ed.): Workflow: Structure - Architecture, Klaus Bollinger + Manfred Grohmann, Birkhäuser 2004
  • Christian Schittich (ed.): Bollinger and Grohmann GmbH, Munich, detail, 2013
  • Klaus Bollinger: Atlas of modern steel construction: material, structural design, sustainability, Munich, Institute for International Architecture Documentation, 2011

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