Essential Architecture-  Hanseatic city of Rostock

Rostock Town Library

architect

 

location

Kröpeliner Straße 82, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, north-eastern Germany

date

late 15th century

style

Hanseatic Brick Gothic

construction

Brick

type

library
 
   
   
   
The building which was constructed in the late 15th century provides one of the truly outstanding and artistically most accomplished examples for medieval residences in Rostock. The gable is structured by multi-storey blind elements, and the corbie gable has battlements and five bipartite blind openings. The brickwork of the façade is characterised by alternating courses and richly decorated with relief ornaments like medallions depicting biblical scenes and a decorative frieze of shaped bricks (lions and rosettes). The building has accommodated the town’s main library since 1961.

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