Stephan Braunfels, he is the great-grandson of the sculptor Adolf von Hildebrand, grandson of the composer Walter Braunfels and son of the art historian Wolfgang Braunfels, studied from 1970 to 1975 at the Technical University of Munich architecture. In 1978 he founded his own architectural office in Munich, in 1996 in Berlin. In 2004 he accepted an appointment as professor of urban planning at the Technical University of Applied Sciences Berlin ( TFH Berlin). In 2001, Braunfels bought the Baroque castle Seußlitz near Meissen.
In 1984 he presented an urban design for the Munich Hofgarten. Braunfels understood him as an alternative to remodeling of the Army Museum of the Bavarian State Chancellery for the Bavarian Prime Minister Franz Josef Strauss and his successors.
Braunfels successfully participated in important architectural competitions. Major projects included the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich from 1995 to 2002, the Marie- Elisabeth- Lüders -Haus ( Parliamentary Library ) in Berlin in 2002/2003, the parliament building of the Paul- Loebe -Haus in Berlin in 2001 and the New Center in Ulm in the years 2004 to 2006. 2012, the new building of the local People's Bank was completed in the old town of Gifhorn.
Braunfels designed in 2010/ 11, the stage set for a production of the opera composed by his grandfather Ulenspiegel at the State Theatre Altenburg.
Awards and honors
- AZ Star of the Year for Architecture ( 1992)
- German Critics Prize (1994 )
- AZ Star of the Year for the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (2002)
- Nomination for the Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture (2003)
- Medal Munich shines in gold ( 2003)
- Award to the German Architecture Prize for the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (2003)
- BDA Prize of Bavaria for the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (2003)
- AIT Architecture Prize structure - color surface for the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich (2003)