Munich: Thierschbau

Technische Universität, 1910-1916. Architekt: Friedrich von Thiersch
Technische Universität, 1910-1916. Architekt: Friedrich von Thiersch

Thierschbau, 1910–1916. Architect: Friedrich von Thiersch

Technische Universität, 1910-1916. Architekt: Friedrich von Thiersch

Thierschbau, 1910–1916. Architect: Friedrich von Thiersch

Technische Universität, 1910-1916. Architekt: Friedrich von Thiersch

Thierschbau, 1910–1916. Architect: Friedrich von Thiersch

Technische Universität, 1910-1916. Architekt: Friedrich von Thiersch

Thierschbau, 1910–1916. Architect: Friedrich von Thiersch

1910 – 1916

Architect: Friedrich von Thiersch

Gabelsbergerstrasse, Luisenstrasse, Munich

From 1910 to 1916, Thiersch created three-story wing buildings in the southwest of the Technical University grounds along Gabelsbergerstrasse and Luisenstrasse, with a connection to the old building and a richly sculp­tured central building with a tower dominating the L‑shaped complex.

On Gabelsbergerstrasse, the library and the archi­tec­tural department’s plan collection were located on the second floor in a suite of rooms designed by Thiersch. The gilded statue of the angel in the staircase was created by Ludwig Dasio.

In accordance with the state of building technology at the time, the partition walls can be shifted by streng­t­hening the reinforced concrete ceilings with steel girders, allowing flexible use.

Friedrich von Thiersch was Professor of Advanced Architecture from 1879 until his death in 1921 and Rector of the Technical University of Munich from 1906 to 1908. When the number of students rose sharply around 1900, he was commis­sioned to expand the university and, starting in 1907, planned the first major extension at the corner of Gabelsbergerstrasse and Luisenstrasse.

Since its completion in 1916, the 37-meter high clock tower, now a listed building, has stood above the building complex. The tower portal with its allego­rical repre­sen­tation of technology and art was designed by Ernst Pfeifer.

Technische Universität, 1910-1916. Architekt: Friedrich von Thiersch

Thierschbau, 1910–1916. Architect: Friedrich von Thiersch

Technische Universität, 1910-1916. Architekt: Friedrich von Thiersch

Thierschbau, 1910–1916. Architect: Friedrich von Thiersch

Technische Universität, 1910-1916. Architekt: Friedrich von Thiersch

Thierschbau, 1910–1916. Architect: Friedrich von Thiersch

Technische Universität, 1910-1916. Architekt: Friedrich von Thiersch

Thierschbau, 1910–1916. Architect: Friedrich von Thiersch

Technische Universität, 1910-1916. Architekt: Friedrich von Thiersch

Thierschbau, 1910–1916. Architect: Friedrich von Thiersch

Technische Universität, 1910-1916. Architekt: Friedrich von Thiersch

Thierschbau, 1910–1916. Architect: Friedrich von Thiersch

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