Thursday, June 13, 2013

Germany rebuilds Berlin palace

I'm not entirely sure what I think of this project. Without a king or kaiser to live in it, what's the point? And why a "modern interior" featuring "non-European art"? The German government seem to be heading for all the usual republican criticisms of spending money on palaces without any of the advantages of an actual monarchy. That said, any attempt to reverse the dismal architectural legacy of Europe's horrific 20th century should at least improve the visual experience for residents and visitors.

1 comment:

carmeljamaica said...

I am as bewildered as you on this one. Why are they even building it if they are not bringing monarchy back?

To have a modern interior and feature non-European art is also distasteful.