Essential Architecture-  Frankfort on the Main (Frankfurt am Main)

Historical Museum of the City Frankfurt/Main former Saalhof

architect

various

location

Fahrtor, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany

date

from the 12th century onwards- the chapel survives and is the oldest building in Frankfort.
Complex includes the Rententurm (15th cent.), the corner tower, and the "Palas" of the Stauffer Emperors, as well as the German Baroque Bernusbau (1715-17), the neo-Romantic Bernitzbau (1842-3) and the 1970s addition. It was partially rebuilt after bombing.

style

German Baroque and Romanesque, Brutalist addition out the back.

construction

Stone

type

Museum
 
 
 
 
  Above- the unpopular brutalist addition.
The historical museum of the city Frankfurt/Main was created 1878. Its order was it to acquire "suitable articles from the entire area of the culture and Kunstaltertuemer with special consideration of the city Frankfurt/Main and their surroundings and to make it usable by scientific research".

links

 
www.essential-architecture.com