I.G.-Farben-Haus | Poelzig-Bau
Goethe University Frankfurt

Behind the gates of the southern campus entrance is the building designed by architect Hans Poelzig in 1928, which is also known as IG-Farben Haus. The IG-Farben Haus was the headquarters of I.G. Farbindustrie AG until the end of the war in 1945 and was subsequently used by the American military administration after the occupation. At the time, it was one of the largest and most modern office buildings. Since 2001, the imposing building has been used by the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University and houses the university's humanities faculties. The building is particularly striking due to the rounded shape of its structure and the travertine facade. A particular highlight is the round pavilion at the rear of the building. It echoes the shape of the semi-circular foyer with staircases on both sides and opens up a view of the park with its adjoining casino through the glass front. The large hall houses a Studierendenwerk café. The rooms of the humanities library are located in the outer wings of the building.
Gebäuderiegel IG-Farben-Haus
Foyer IG-Farben-Haus Campus Westend
Detail Foyer IG-Farben-Haus
Rundpavillon IG-Farben-Haus
Flur IG-Farben-Haus_Poelzig Bau
Interieur Bibliothek IG-Farben-Haus
Bibliothek IG-Farben-Haus Campus Westend
Studio: Hans Poelzig | Completion: 1931 | Client: independent project