The architect Sir James Stirling, who died unexpectedly in 1992, left behind a legacy of highly recognised and often criticised pieces of work. This dissertation concerns itself with investigating one piece of Stirling's work in particular; the Braun A. G. factory complex in Melsungen. This was the last piece of work which Stirling saw through to completion and could be seen as the culmination of the ideas and language that he developed throughout his career.
By investigating the ethos of modern industrial architecture and tracing the development of Stirling's principal design objectives, such as the architectural promenade, the expression of form, and the relation of the building to its context, this dissertation aims to place the Braun A.G. complex as the last masterpiece of the 20th century architecture.
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