He’d love this, but he didn’t design it, that’s for sure. These were French architects. It was build as France’s first private radio station, Europe 1. The problem was that the French laws didn’t allow private radio stations at the time, so they had to built it on the German side of the French-German border (which is a few hundred meters away from the place).
Actually, it wasn’t exactly Germany at the time. The “Saargebiet” had autonomy after WWII, with a close association to France. It was a few years later that the people decided that they wanted to be a part of Germany (again).
This used to be Europe’s strongest long wave transmitter, the brodcasts could even be received in French Algeria - and if you’ve read Forsyth’s Jackal, you probably know that de Gaulle managed to end an officer’s revolt by means of radio (and that’s why OAS terrorists once planned to blow the place up).
This is an early attempt at a self-supporting ceiling by use of pre-stressed concrete, it’s built in the shape of a scallop. There are absolutely no supporting pillars inside. One of the architects died of a heart attack while it was built, the other one committed suicide when a first attempt with the ceiling went totally wrong. The new architect (the guy who invented this method of building) took everything back to the drawing board until he got it right.
BTW, I did mention the “shark pool” which originally was a cooling water reservoir:
And here’s the large conference table:
And here’s what it looks like from behind (which actually is the front):