Peter Conradi

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Peter Conradi (born December 10, 1932 in Schwelm ; † March 11, 2016 in Stuttgart ) was a German politician ( SPD ). From 1972 to 1998 he was a member of the German Bundestag .

Life and work

Peter Conradi, son of the architect Helmuth Conradi, attended the Odenwald School in Oberhambach in southern Hesse from 1947 to 1949 . In 1951 he passed his Abitur in Stuttgart. He then completed an internship as a carpenter until 1952 . From 1952 to 1953 he studied social sciences in the United States. After returning to Germany, he changed his subject and enrolled at the TH Stuttgart , where he studied architecture from 1953 to 1961 .

In 1961 Peter Conradi received his engineering degree , specializing in architecture. After working for the Baden-Württemberg Building Administration from 1961 to 1963 , he was appointed government master builder. From 1963 to 1967 he was an assistant at the University of Stuttgart and then moved back to structural engineering until 1972. There he was head of the State Building Department from 1967 to 1972 and in 1972 rose to the position of senior government building director.

Political party

Peter Conradi had been a member of the SPD since 1959. From 1958 to 1960 he was also a member of the Socialist German Student Union (SDS), to which the SPD passed an incompatibility decision only one year later in 1961 . From 1966 to 1969 Conradi was a board member of the SPD district association in Stuttgart. In 1968 he moved up to the state executive committee of the SPD Baden-Württemberg , from which he resigned in 1972. He was then from 1972 to 1977 district chairman of the SPD Stuttgart.

From 1972 to 1974 Conradi was represented for the first time in a federal political body as a member of the SPD commission for land law reform . From 1979 to 1993 he was a member of the party council of the SPD and from 1984 to 1993 he was a member of the SPD control commission.

Further engagements

Conradi was a member of the Workers' Welfare Association , Amnesty International and Transparency International .

In February 2005, as a member of the German Parliamentary Society (DPG) , Peter Conradi campaigned for the preservation of Bonn's Villa Dahm in Bonn's former government district . At that time he was looking for a solution with the architects of the Bonn Congress Center (IKBB / WCCB), but due to additional costs, the demolition could not be prevented in the end.

In October and November 2010 he took part in the arbitration at Stuttgart 21 on the side of the project opponents . He said:

"The political system in Germany will be much more similar to that of Switzerland in 20 years."

He was one of the main advocates for Christo's project to cover the Reichstag ("We are not chosen here to decide what art is. We decide here whether the Reichstag is approved for this action.") And was able to experience that the Bundestag approved the project in a free vote on February 25, 1994.

Public offices

Conradi was defeated by Manfred Rommel (CDU) when he was elected mayor of Stuttgart in 1974 . From 1972 to 1998 he was a member of the German Bundestag . Before leaving Parliament in 1998, he was a member of the Council of Elders and was represented as a deputy member of the Interior Committee, the Budget Committee and the Committee for Regional Planning, Building and Urban Development.

From 1999 to 2004 Conradi was President of the Federal Chamber of Architects . He got involved in the initiative Bürgerbahn instead of Börsenbahn , which had set itself the goal of preventing the planned partial privatization of Deutsche Bahn AG.


  • Living in Germany - need in luxury. Hoffmann and Campe, Hamburg 1994, ISBN 3-455-11022-3 .


  • Rudolf Vierhaus , Ludolf Herbst (eds.), Bruno Jahn (collaborators): Biographical manual of the members of the German Bundestag. 1949-2002. Volume 1: A-M. KG Saur, Munich 2002, ISBN 3-598-23782-0 , pp. 124-125.
  • Renate Faerber-Husemann: On the death of Peter Conradi: His critical voice will be missing. In: Vorwärts , March 16, 2016 ( ).
  • Gottfried Knapp: Passionately sensible. On the death of Peter Conradi. In: Süddeutsche Zeitung , March 18, 2016 ( online ).

Web links

Commons : Peter Conradi  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Wolfgang Schulz-Braunschmidt: On the death of Peter Conradi: arguable comrade, upright democrat . In: Stuttgarter Zeitung . March 11, 2016.
  2. Ruth Spitzenpfeil: A solution to the train station dispute becomes a question of fate in Baden-Württemberg: Arbitration for “Stuttgart 21” - and what then? In: Neue Zürcher Zeitung . November 26, 2010, accessed March 12, 2016.
  3. German Bundestag, plenary minutes 12/211, February 25, 1994, (online) (PDF)