Albert Speer, Jr.

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Albert Speer, Jr.
A smiling caucasian male with grey hair, blue eyes, in front of a white background. He is wearing a light grey shirt and dark grey jacket.
Albert Speer in 2010
Born Albert Speer, Jr.
(1934-07-29) 29 July 1934 (age 80)
Berlin, Germany
Occupation Architect

Albert Speer (German pronunciation: [ˈʃpeːɐ̯]; born 29 July 1934) is a German architect and urban planner. He is a son of Albert Speer (1905–1981), who was Adolf Hitler's chief architect before assuming the office of Minister of Armaments and War Production for the Third Reich during World War II.[1][2] Albert Speer, Jr.'s grandfather, Albert Friedrich Speer, was also an architect.

Career[edit]

Speer won his first international prize in 1964, and opened his own architect's office. He had great international success, and worked much in Saudi Arabia. In 1977 he became professor of urban planning at the University of Kaiserslautern. His firm has had an office in Shanghai since 2001.[3]

In 1984 he founded the company Büro Albert Speer & Partner in Frankfurt am Main, which currently has more than 100 employees and is one of the biggest and best reputed architectural and urban planning companies in Germany.[4] He was responsible for the design of Expo 2000 in Hanover, design of the Shanghai International Automobile City and the Central Axis in Beijing.[5][6] Speer, Jr. was part of the architectural firm involved in Munich's bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics,[7] and in the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.thebiographychannel.co.uk/biographies/albert-speer.html
  2. ^ Khrushcheva, Nina (7 August 2008). "Olympic hubris: Albert Speer's son helped design the architecture of the Beijing games. But the similarities with Berlin 1936 don't end there". London: Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  3. ^ DW Staff (jp) (20 April 2004). "Architect Sheds Father's Legacy in China". dw-world.de. Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Profile". www.as-p.de. AS&P – Albert Speer & Partner GmbH. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Smith, Nicola; Bagenal, Flora (12 August 2007). "Hitler architect’s son redraws Beijing". www.timesonline.co.uk (London: Times Newspapers Limited). Retrieved 7 January 2009. [dead link]
  6. ^ Klein, Jeff Z. "The Starting Line: From Jacques Rogge to Albert Speer Jr. to Leo Messi to Nude Britons, the Olympics Are Almost Here". olympics.blogs.nytimes.com. Retrieved 7 January 2009. [dead link]
  7. ^ List of proposed sports facilities to be used for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Munich, including Speer, Jr.'s company. – accessed 17 October 2009.[dead link]

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