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.