Metropolis. Report from Frankfurt—Banking District Interiors


*in the context of the exhibition of Schweizer / von Wedemeyer: “Metropolis. Report from China” by Wolfgang Rang (Professor at the FH Frankfurt)*

The urban landscape of the metropolis on the Main is characterized by a large number of skyscrapers, whose skyline has given rise to Frankfurt’s nickname of “Mainhatten”. The utopian buildings that were only possible as fantasy in Fritz Lang’s classic “Metropolis” have become reality, not only in the film “Metropolis. Report from China” by Maya Schweizer and Clemens von Wedemeyer but also in the urban architecture of Frankfurt.

A special tour guided by Prof. Wolfgang Rang explored the Frankfurt banking district, an area with some of the tallest buildings in Europe. Participants have been able to view unique interiors such as the “historical meeting room” of the Bundesbank and the “hanging gardens” in the Commerzbank Tower, which are generally not open to the public.

Prof. Wolfgang Rang (*1949), Dipl.-Ing. Architect BDA, studied architecture at the TH Darmstadt and Sinology at the Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main. He has been a professor for “Fundamentals of Design” at the FH Frankfurt since 1993 and also works as a successful architect and author.

Reservation is required.

Treffpunkt: Willy-Brandt-Platz, Eurotower