Η Barbara Berger είναι αρχιτέκτων (TUM Munich, IUAV Venice). Το 2022 ίδρυσε το «Industriekultur und Architektur GmbH» στη Ζυρίχη. Το έργο της περιλαμβάνει τη μελέτη της αρχιτεκτονικής κληρονομιάς και τη διεξαγωγή αναλύσεων, εκτιμήσεων αρχικτεκτονικής κληρονομιάς και μελετών ανακατασκευής.
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Barbara Berger is an architect (TUM Munich, IUAV Venice) and established “Industriekultur und Architektur GmbH” in 2022 in Zurich. Her work involves investigating the built heritage, conducting analyses, heritage assessments and reconversion studies. Among her clients are the SBB – Swiss federal railways, for which she works on the inventory and valorization of historic railway buildings along the Gotthard line. She also holds single lecturers, guest critics and consulting on reuse projects. Prior to her company, she had a postdoc position at ETH Zurich as the chair of “Construction Heritage and Preservation”, Prof. Silke Langenberg (2020-21) and as a lecturer for the chair of “History of Technology”, Prof. David Gugerli (2022).
Barbara has been working on industrial heritage for almost 20 years, starting with a Master’s thesis on the Venetian gasholders (2009) and completing her studies with a PhD project, “The gasholder as a building type”, published in 2019. She won several international scholarships, including one at the German Historical Institute in London and the German Centre for Venetian Studies in Venice. The final publication has received numerous international awards, including the Edoardo Benvenuto Prize in Genoa (2019) and an honourable mention in industrial heritage from the ICOHTEC association in Kattowitz (2019).
Before her PhD, she worked in the engineering office of Barthel & Maus (today Kayser + Böttges) in Munich, focusing on renovating historical monuments.
During her PhD, she worked as an architect for the engineering studio Haushochdrei, Munich. In 2017 changed to a lecturing position at TU Munich for the study program “Vocational School Teacher – Building Technology”.