Werner March

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Werner Julius March (17 January 1894 – 11 January 1976) was a German architect.

He was born in Charlottenburg and died in Berlin.

For the 1936 Summer Olympics in Germany, March created his most famous work, Berlin's Olympic Stadium, which was on the site of the 1916 stadium designed by his father, Otto March. It is unclear whether March was influenced to use a more conservative design to suit Nazi tastes (claimed by Albert Speer), or whether March devised a grand, sweeping architecture that anticipated the spirit of the Third Reich.[1] The stadium with a capacity of now 74,228 is one of the Germany's major sports venues and was used both for the 1974 and 2006 FIFA World Cup. He also created plans for the Central Stadium (Leipzig, GDR), before the Berlin Wall.

Together with his brother Walter, Werner March won a gold medal in art competition in 1936.

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