Troost, Paul Ludwig

Paul Ludwig Troost (1878 - 1934)

Troost was born in 1878 in Elberfeld. He was a German architect. Troost studied architecture at the Technical University of Darmstad. In about 1900 he worked for Martin Düfler in Munich. Since 1906 he freelanced as an architect in Munich. From 1913 to 1930 he designed the interior for several transatlantic- ships of Lloyd and was mainly responsible for the interior- design of "Schloss Cecilienhof". Troost was next to Albert Speer Hitler´s favourite architect. He remodelled the "Fuererwohnung" in 1933. Troost was awarded with the German "Nationalpreis" of Art and Sciences in 1937. His widow Gerdy Troost had great influence on the architecture of the National Socialism after his death in 1934. Troost is buried on the "Nordfriedhof" in Munich.

Important works

Koenigsplatz, Munich
Private House for Felix von Rath, Munich
Private House, Schwerin 
Private House for Chillingworth, Nuernberg
„Verwaltungsbau“ and „Fuehrerbau“ of the NSDAP, Munich
„Haus der Deutschen Kunst“,  Munich