Sagebiel, Ernst

Ernst Sagebiel (1892 - 1970)

Ernst Sagebiel, born 1892 in Braunschweig died 1970 in Bavaria was a German architect. He studied  architecture in Braunschweig. He finished his studies in 1922, after they were interrupted by his participation in the First World War, which included a stay in a prisoner-of-war camp. In 1924, he joined Jakob Körfer's architectural firm in Cologne. In 1926 did his doctorate. In 1929, Sagebiel took up a job in Berlin as a project leader and chief executive officer at the architect Erich Mendelsohn's office. After Adolf Hitler and the Nazis seized power in 1933, Sagebiel applied for membership in the NSDAP, and became a member of the Sturmabteilung (SA). Already by 1933, Sagebiel become member at the Deutsche Verkehrsfliegerschule ("German Commercial Flyers' School"). As of 1934, he already constructed, numerous Luftwaffe barracks in Doeberitz, Berlin-Gatow and Kladow, a.o., as leader of the special works unit. In 1934 and 1935 (already time of time of the Third Reich), he designed the new Reich Air Transport Ministry. Later he designed Tempelhof Airport, the world's biggest building at that time.From 1938, he was directly subordinate to the Air Transport Minister, Hermann Göring, and was thereby among the Reich's most important architects. In the same year, he became a professor at the Technische Hochschule Berlin (Technical University of Berlin). With the war starting in all of Sagebiel's building plans came to an end.

Important Buildings:

Columbushaus, Berlin, Project management for Erich Mendelsohn

Reichsluftfahrtministerium, Berlin 1934 – 1935 (today Federal Ministry of Finance, Detlev-Rohwedder Haus)

Tempelhof International Airport, Berlin 1935 – 1941

Stuttgart Airport

Munich Riem Airport

Buecker Aircraft Works, Rangsdorf

Regional Air Command Centres in Kiel, Koenigsberg and Muenster

Luftwaffe schools in Berlin-Gatow, Dresden and Potsdam-Wildpark