Martin Steinmann (1942-2022)

Martin Steinmann, Theoriepreis 2000

Prize winner

For four decades now, Martin Steinman has been engaged at almost all levels of architecture: research, education, publications and practice. Above all, Steinmann has dealt with the conditions under which buildings come into being. In connection with his research and parallel to the foundation of the CIAM-Archive at the ETH-Zurich he developed his position on the continuation of modernism. By means of his editorships of the journals Archithese and Steinmann influenced architecture over a period of two decades not only in Switzerland. His ambition, that contemporary architecture has to be created in the public interest under the confluence of tradition and rules, has established high intellectual standards for himself as well as for his colleagues.

Wilfried Wang