castle moritzburg

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Moritzburg Castle (German: Schloss Moritzburg) is a Baroque palace in Moritzburg, in the German state of Saxony, about 13 kilometres northwest of the Saxon capital, Dresden. The castle has four round towers and lies on a symmetrical artificial island. It is named after Duke Moritz of Saxony, who had a hunting lodge built there between 1542 and 1546. The surrounding woodlands and lakes have been a favourite hunting area of the electors and kings of Saxony.

Schloss Moritzburg is a Baroque palace in Moritzburg near Dresden in Sachsen (Saxony), Eastern Germany. The castle has 4 round towers and lies on a symmetrical artificial island. It is named after Duke Moritz of Saxony, who had a hunting lodge built there in the mid-1500′s. The surrounding woodlands and lakes have been a favorite hunting area of the electors and kings of Saxony. Prince Ernst Heinrich, who lived in the castle between 1933 and 1945, was the last resident of the House of Wettin. He was dispossessed in 1945 by the postwar Soviet administration.

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Moritzburg Castle  Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

“The architectural proposal emerged from an intuition that marks every posterior decision: a new roof conceived as a large, folded platform, which rises and folds to emit natural light, and from which two new exhibition spaces hang. This operation frees up the western wing from the presence of the old ruin, which allows for the re-creation of a unique large-scale space, column-free, and offering different exhibition opportunities. A new roof landscape—clad in rigid aluminum panels—establishes a dialogue between its angular geometry and the irregular volumes of the sloping roofs of the castle. The pyramidal skylights, positive and negative, express through their variations that architecture is a combinatorial art; that our task, in the end, is to find the relative position of its elements. The new intervention in the Moritzburg Castle aims at protecting the ruins that have represented it for centuries. It does so by keeping the existing building intact, and superimposing a light structure that evokes the works displayed inside.”

GERMANY, Dresden : The participants of a two-day meeting of Interior ministers of socalled G6 group sit around the table at the Moritzburg Castle near Dresden, eastern Germany on June 1, 2015. The interior ministers from Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Spain and the UK meet there for discussions, focusing on organized crime, on refugee policy, Islamist terrorism and cyber crime. AFP PHOTO / JENS SCHLUETER