St. Vitus Cathedral (Czech: Katedrála svatého Víta) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Prague, and the seat of the Archbishop of Prague. The full name of the cathedral is St. Vitus, St. Wenceslas and St. Adalbert Cathedral.
This cathedral is an excellent example of Gothic architecture and is the biggest and most important church in the country. Located within Prague Castle and containing the tombs of many Bohemian kings and Holy Roman Emperors, the cathedral is under the ownership of the Czech government as part of the Prague Castle complex. Cathedral dimensions are 124 x 60 meters, the main tower is 96.5 meters high, front towers 82 m, arch height 33.2 m.
Berlin is the capital city of Germany and one of the 16 states of Germany. With a population of 3.4 million people, Berlin is Germany’s largest city and is the second most populous city proper and the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union.
Located in northeastern Germany on the River Spree, it is the center of the Berlin-Brandenburg Metropolitan Region, which has about 4½ million residents from over 180 nations. Due to its location in the European Plain, Berlin is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate. Around one third of the city’s area is composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers and lakes.
in 2009 italian architect joseph di pasquale of milan-based AM project won an international architectural competition to realize the ‘guangzhou circle mansion’ in guangzhou, china.
now the building is coming to completion it is set to be celebrated on december 16th 2013, where the event will mark the opening of the headquarters for guang dong hongda xingye group and the gdpe guangdong plastic exchange, the world largest stock exchange for raw plastic material. the landmark is defined by its strong reference to the iconic double jade disk, a royal symbol of the ancient chinese dynasty that reigned in the area around 2000 years ago. reflecting onto the water below, the structure completes a mirror image, enhancing this symbolic image. stepping away from a typical vertical skyscraper form, the circular building reaches a total height of 138m and features a giant inner hole, spanning almost 50m.
Ben van Berkel / UNStudio completed Hanjie Wanda Square, a new luxury shopping plaza located in the Wuhan Central Culture Centre, one of the most important areas of Wuhan City in China. Following a competition in 2011, UNStudio’s overall design was selected by Wanda as the winning entry for the facade and interior of the Hanjie Wanda Square, a shopping plaza to house stores, boutiques, catering, outlets and cinemas.
In UNStudio’s design the concept of luxury is incorporated by means of focusing on the craftsmanship of noble, yet simple materials and combines both contemporary and traditional design elements in one concept. Visitor flows are guided from the main routes towards the facades and the three main entrances of the building, from which are thereafter guided to two interior atria.