Scharoun, Hans (häns shärˈoun) [key], 1893–1972, German architect. A member of the expressionist circle, Scharoun used a dynamic, sculptural approach to design throughout his long career. He conceived the Geschwister Scholl High School in Lunen, Westphalia (1962), as a complex of apartmentlike classrooms, built to create for its students a continuity between home and school environments. Scharoun was also noted for theater and concert-hall designs such as the acclaimed Berlin Philharmonic Building (1956–63).
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.