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Hans Poelzig's Gothic Architecture: Stunning Buildings and Designs by the Genius German Architect

Hans Poelzig was a German architect, painter, teacher and set designer for theatre and film. As a graduate of the Technische Hochschule in Berlin-Charlottenburg, where he later taught as a professor, Poelzig studied architecture alongside Peter Behrens and other architects associated with the modern movement. He moved to Breslau in 1899, where he taught at the arts and crafts school until he became its director and worked as the director of city planning in Dresden, the First Chairman of the Deutscher Werkbund, and a member of the Federation of German architects.

His work is manifest in looming structures that as much captivate as unnerving. The set designs he created for Max Reinhardt’s stage production of The Golem: How He Came Into the World in 1919 are as eerie and dark as Hugo Steiner-Prag’s illustrations for Gustav Meyrink’s bestselling novel Der Golem. During Germany’s industrializationy, Poelzig identified in a sinister neo-Gothic style the ideal site for his monumental plants”, like the tall, instead threatening Upper Silesia Tower (later a water tower) built for an industrial fair in Pozna. The biggest building Poelzig built is the IG Farben Building, the former headquarters of IG Farben in Frankfurt am Main, now known as the Poelzig Building at Goethe University. One of his designs for the Palace of the Soviets and one for the League of Nations headquarters in Geneva were never built.

#1 Water tower in Poznań by Hans Poelzig

Water tower in Poznań by Hans Poelzig

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#2 Hans Poelzig in 1927

Hans Poelzig in 1927

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#3 South facade of the 1931 Poelzig Building at Goethe University, Frankfurt a. M.

South facade of the 1931 Poelzig Building at Goethe University, Frankfurt a. M.

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#4 1912 Geschäftshaus Junkernstraße, Wrocław

1912 Geschäftshaus Junkernstraße, Wrocław

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#5 Hans Poelzig (1869-1936) Capitol-Lichtspiele am Zoo, Berlin

Hans Poelzig (1869-1936) Capitol-Lichtspiele am Zoo, Berlin

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#6 Berlin Zoo

Berlin Zoo

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#7 Poelzig Hans (1869-1936), Capitol-Lichtspiele am Zoo, Berlin: Zuschauerraum, Lampe neben Bühne. Foto auf Papier, 22,4 x 16,5 cm (inkl. Scanrand). Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universität Berlin Inv. Nr. F 1669.

Poelzig Hans (1869-1936), Capitol-Lichtspiele am Zoo, Berlin: Zuschauerraum, Lampe neben Bühne. Foto auf Papier, 22,4 x 16,5 cm (inkl. Scanrand). Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universität Berlin Inv. Nr. F 1669.

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#8 Boberhaus- Ernst Wurche Fenster von Richard Süßmuth 1934

Boberhaus- Ernst Wurche Fenster von Richard Süßmuth 1934

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#9 Willa Boberhaus

Willa Boberhaus

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#10 Großes Schauspielhaus von Hans Poelzig († 1936), Lichtsäulen im Foyer, Aufnahme um 1920

Großes Schauspielhaus von Hans Poelzig († 1936), Lichtsäulen im Foyer, Aufnahme um 1920

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#11 Four Domes Pavilion, Wrocław

Four Domes Pavilion, Wrocław

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#12 Orthodox church of the Annunciation in Malczyce 1907

Orthodox church of the Annunciation in Malczyce 1907

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#14 Hans Poelzig , Haus des Rundfunks, Berlin-Charlottenburg Treppenhaus, Flure

Hans Poelzig , Haus des Rundfunks, Berlin-Charlottenburg Treppenhaus, Flure

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#15 Hans Poelzig , Großes Schauspielhaus, Berlin, 1919

Hans Poelzig , Großes Schauspielhaus, Berlin, 1919

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#16 Hans Poelzig , Großes Schauspielhaus, Berlin, 1919

Hans Poelzig , Großes Schauspielhaus, Berlin, 1919

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#17 Hans Poelzig, Chemische Fabrik, Luban Schwefelsäure-Fabrik, Giebelansicht

Hans Poelzig, Chemische Fabrik, Luban Schwefelsäure-Fabrik, Giebelansicht

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#18 Hans Poelzig , Wasserturm Am Waisenhaus, Hamburg

Hans Poelzig , Wasserturm Am Waisenhaus, Hamburg

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#19 Hans Poelzig , Großes Schauspielhaus, Berlin, 1919

Hans Poelzig , Großes Schauspielhaus, Berlin, 1919

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#20 Hans Poelzig. Albert Vennemann Deli-Lichtspiele, Breslau, 1926-1927

Hans Poelzig. Albert Vennemann Deli-Lichtspiele, Breslau, 1926-1927

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#21 Hans Poelzig , Capitol-Lichtspiele am Zoo, Berlin, 1924

Hans Poelzig , Capitol-Lichtspiele am Zoo, Berlin, 1924

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#22 Hans Poelzig. Albert Vennemann Deli-Lichtspiele, Breslau, 1926-1927

Hans Poelzig. Albert Vennemann Deli-Lichtspiele, Breslau, 1926-1927

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#23 Hans Poelzig , Capitol-Lichtspiele am Zoo, Berlin, 1924

Hans Poelzig , Capitol-Lichtspiele am Zoo, Berlin, 1924

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#24 Hans Poelzig , Max Krajewsky Geschäftshaus S. Adam, Leipziger Straße_ Friedrichstraße, Berlin

Hans Poelzig , Max Krajewsky Geschäftshaus S. Adam, Leipziger Straße_ Friedrichstraße, Berlin

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#25 Hans Poelzig , Großes Schauspielhaus, Berlin, 1919

Hans Poelzig , Großes Schauspielhaus, Berlin, 1919

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#26 Hans Poelzig , Capitol-Lichtspiele am Zoo, Berlin, 1924

Hans Poelzig , Capitol-Lichtspiele am Zoo, Berlin, 1924

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#27 hans Poelzig , Capitol-Lichtspiele am Zoo, Berlin, 1924

hans Poelzig , Capitol-Lichtspiele am Zoo, Berlin, 1924

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#29 Hans Poelzig , Großes Schauspielhaus, Berlin, 1919

Hans Poelzig , Großes Schauspielhaus, Berlin, 1919

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#31 Hans Poelzig, Festspielhaus Salzburg, 1920-1922

Hans Poelzig, Festspielhaus Salzburg, 1920-1922

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#32 Hans Poelzig, Arthur Köster Neugestaltung der Umgebung des Bülowplatzes (Scheunenviertel), Berlin. Lichtspielhaus Babylon und Wohnungsbauten, 1929

Hans Poelzig, Arthur Köster Neugestaltung der Umgebung des Bülowplatzes (Scheunenviertel), Berlin. Lichtspielhaus Babylon und Wohnungsbauten, 1929

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#33 Hans Poelzig, Haus des Rundfunks, Berlin-Charlottenburg Lichthoftreppe

Hans Poelzig, Haus des Rundfunks, Berlin-Charlottenburg Lichthoftreppe

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#34 Hans Poelzig , Großes Schauspielhaus, Berlin, 1919

Hans Poelzig , Großes Schauspielhaus, Berlin, 1919

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#35 Hans Poelzig, Festspielhaus Salzburg, 1920-1922

Hans Poelzig, Festspielhaus Salzburg, 1920-1922

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#36 Hans Poelzig, Haus des Rundfunks, Berlin-Charlottenburg Lichthoftreppe

Hans Poelzig, Haus des Rundfunks, Berlin-Charlottenburg Lichthoftreppe

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#38 Hans Poelzig , Großes Schauspielhaus, Berlin, 1919

Hans Poelzig , Großes Schauspielhaus, Berlin, 1919

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#39 Hans Poelzig _ Max Krajewsky Geschäftshaus S. Adam, Leipziger Straße_ Friedrichstraße, Berlin Perspektivische Ansicht des Modells, 1928

Hans Poelzig _ Max Krajewsky Geschäftshaus S. Adam, Leipziger Straße_ Friedrichstraße, Berlin Perspektivische Ansicht des Modells, 1928

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