Way Back When: Gunter Behnisch

It's always sad when a good architect passes on, and this week Germany mourns the passing of a great one.

Gunter Behnisch, a former U-boat commander who became West Germany's top architect, died on Monday aged 88. His radical modern designs, including the Munich Olympic Stadium, marked a departure from the bombastic architecture of the Nazi era and shaped the face of the new German democracy.

Pictures of some of his work after the jump.
Photo's and quote via Spiegel.de

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