I see so much new architecture which is inspired by German Expressionism that I would like to devote this post to one of its more dynamic and talented figures, Han Poelzig. Born in Berlin in 1869, he was an architect who devoted much of his career to architecture education. One of his most magical buildings, designed during his “Expressionist” phase was the Berlin Grosses Schauspielhaus, or the Great Theater for Weimar impresario Max Reinhard who sought to attract a working class audience to the theater. This building was based on the theme of the cave and was full of fantasy, allowing the audience to experience the out-of-the-ordinary entertainment. Its interior was painted red and its dome and pillars were decorated with honeycombed ornament.