Wallot, Paul

Paul Wallot (1841 - 1912)

Paul Wallot, born 1841 was a German architect, best known for his design for the Reichstag. In the years 1856 to 1859 he attended the higher trade school in Darmstadt. Then he went for a year at the Technical University in Hanover to Prof. Wilhelm Conrad Rabbit  and moved to the Royal Academy of Architecture in Berlin 1861. He finished his studies in Giessen with Prof. Hugo von Ritgen. In the years 1867 to 1868 Wallot trevelled extensively through Italy and Britain for his studies. In the same year he returned and settled in Frankfurt as an independent architect. He started designing several private homes and office buildings. Wallot made his breakthrough in 1882 when he made the second competition for the Reichstag building in Berlin emerged as the winner. In 1883 Wallot settled down in Berlin, for better monitoring the constructions. On 9 June 1884 the foundation stone was celebrated, and ten years later, on 5 December 1894 the Reichstag was completed. Paul Wallot died at the age of 71 years on 10 August 1912. in Biebrich / Rhine.

Important Buildings

Residential and commercial building, Frankfurt (Main), Kaiserstrasse 25 / Neue Mainzer Strasse 26
Residential and commercial building, Frankfurt (Main), Kaiserstrasse 10/10a
House for ER Osterrieth, Frankfurt (Main), 89 Gutleutstrasse
Reichstag, Berlin
Reichstagspraesidialgebaeude (Reichstag President's Palace), Berlin-Tiergarten, near the Reichstag (now the headquarters of the Parliamentary Society)
Cemetery chapel on the Johannisfriedhof, Dresden-Tolkewitz
House for Kabinettsrat Gustav von Crozier, Darmstadt, Mathilde height, Alexandraweg 14
Residential and commercial building Neidlinger, Frankfurt (Main), Zeil
Saxon state parliament, known as the "residue", Dresden, on the terrace Bruehl'schen