OLBRICH, Josef Maria
(b. 1867, Troppau, d. 1908, Düsseldorf)

Exhibition Building: exterior view

Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt

Joseph Maria Olbrich planned the Wedding Tower and the neighbouring Exhibition Building, which were opened in 1908 as a venue for the members of the artists' colony to display their artwork. The building stands on a former reservoir, part of the Darmstadt water network originally sealed over only with earth.