After completing school in Hildesheim and Goslar , Freye studied in the Graflich-Stolbergian gardening center in Wernigerode and then went to Hanover , Berlin and Potsdam for further training . He became a member of the student union Technischer Bund Burschentag .
As a freelance garden architect in Berlin-Charlottenburg , Freyer designed several large parks in Germany and Poland . In 1910, together with the architect Franz Seeck, he won second prize in a competition to build the new Osterholz cemetery in Bremen and was then commissioned to carry out their modified designs .
In 1916 Freye became technical director at the horticultural inspection in Bremen and in 1919 its director. On February 1, 1921, he took over the management of the newly created horticultural department and became Bremen's first gardening director. As part of this activity, he turned to garden design issues in cemeteries, whereby social aspects were recognizable from his basic attitude. With a related position he referred in 1927 to the question of equality in death: "It is the task of the cemetery designer ..." to find means, "... which are suitable to create a dignified resting place even for the poorest."
Further parks were designed under the direction of Paul Freye:
- Herbert Black Forest : The Great Bremen Lexicon . 2nd, updated, revised and expanded edition. Edition Temmen, Bremen 2003, ISBN 3-86108-693-X .
- Franz Seeck, Paul Freye: The new municipal cemetery in Bremen-Osterholz. In: Zentralblatt der Bauverwaltung , 41st year 1921, No. 59, pp. 365–367, and No. 61, pp. 377–380.
- Erich Hopfe (Ed.): Bund Burschentag: Directory of former members. Issue January 1939, Beelitz (Mark) 1939, p. 4 No. 38.
- Paul Freye: The garden design of cemetery facilities. In: Stehphan Hirzel (ed.): Grave and cemetery of the present. Munich 1927, p. 78.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German horticultural architect, horticultural director in Bremen|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 15, 1869|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Verden|
|DATE OF DEATH||May 6, 1958|
|Place of death||Bremerhaven|