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Hermann Alker

Full name: Hermann Reinhard Alker
Gender: Male
Born: March 13, 1885 in Lambrecht, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Died: May 26, 1967 in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Art Competitions

Biography

Hermann Alker studied architecture at the University of Karlsruhe, and in 1919 became an assistant there as a Regierungsbaumeister (Master Builder of the Government). In 1919 he received his doctorate and received his habilitation there, and in 1924, was awarded a professorship. In 1935 Alker was employed as a city councilor in Durlach, and in 1936, received the Gauleiter of Baden Culture Prize. In 1937 and 1938 Alker was Stadtbaurat (Town Builder) with special tasks in München, but was soon replaced because of disagreements with Adolf Hitler, although he received a professorship in Karlsruhe. After World War II, the military government ended his Higher Education Service career because of his Nazi past, forcing his retirement in 1950, after which he worked as a self-employed architect.

From 1924–34, Alker designed the stadium of the Technical University in Karlsruhe and almost contemporaneously, (1927-28), the stadium of the University of Freiburg im Breisgau, his two entries for the 1928 art competition. Both were built with visible clinker brickworks. The stadium and its facilities in Freiburg have been considerably enhanced through time, but it’s still in use and the main building constructed by Alker is preserved. The old university stadium in Karlsruhe vanished under new buildings but the historic grandstand building with the integrated training hall was renovated in 1994-95.

Results

Mixed Architecture, Designs For Town Planning

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 43 Amsterdam Art Competitions Germany Final Standings AC Stadion der Technischen Hochschule Karlsruhe
1928 Summer 43 Amsterdam Art Competitions Germany Final Standings AC Universtitätsstadion Freiburg im Breisgau
1932 Summer 47 Los Angeles Art Competitions Germany Final Standings HM Design for the Karlsruhe High School Stadium

Mixed Architecture, Architectural Designs

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1928 Summer 43 Amsterdam Art Competitions Germany Final Standings AC Stadion der Technischen Hochschule Karlsruhe
1928 Summer 43 Amsterdam Art Competitions Germany Final Standings AC Universtitätsstadion Freiburg im Breisgau

Mixed Architecture, Unknown Event

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer 51 Berlin Art Competitions Germany Final Standings AC Bergstadion mit Arena für Tanzspiele, Gesangsdarbietungen und sportliche Einzelkämpfe
1936 Summer 51 Berlin Art Competitions Germany Final Standings AC Arena für Tanzspiele, Gesangsdarbietungen und sportliche Einzelkämpfe
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