Museum for Architectural Drawing, Berlin, 18 October 2018 – 3 February 2019
Alongside Walter Gropius, Bruno Taut, Mies van der Rohe and Peter Behrens, Hans Poelzig (1869–1936) was undoubtedly one of the most important German architects of the first half of the 20th century. His life and work are inextricably connected to Berlin where he was born, studied, lived with his wife, Marlene Moeschke, in Westend, taught at the Charlottenburg Technical High School, ran his architectural practice and designed masterly buildings such as the Großes Schauspielhaus in Mitte, the Rundfunkhaus in Charlottenburg and the Babylon cinema. As well as these well-known projects, a range of Poelzig’s sketches from his early ornamental studies with floral motifs to his powerful expressionist hand drawings in charcoal and pastel, will also be on show.
The exhibition is a cooperation with the Architecture Museum of the Technical University of Berlin and presents 35 of the architect’s realised as well as unbuilt projects for the German capital.