Gothic Architecture And Modern Buildings

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Gothic architecture market hall Ghent Revovierung

Striking modern buildings with elements of Gothic architecture

A.W.N Pugin. Westminster Palace renovated in 1984 from the inside, by he himself catered to the style of Gothic architecture. He believed strongly in this style and also on the society of the middle ages which still always didn’t know the industrialization. One can interpret this construction as a kind of reaction against the classical music.


Quest for an authentic experience

By he was a reference to the Gothic architecture, Pugin was trying to achieve a more authentic effect. He found that the traditional techniques in this regard had great potential.

Pugin remained alone in his concerns, to combine modernity with Gothic architecture. His successor but later worked. Here are some of these artists and their works.

Renovation of ‘Stedelijk Museum Hof van Busleyden’ Mechelen, Belgium

The dmvA architects renovated the building of ‘Stedelijk Museum Hof van Busleyden’ in Mechelen, Belgium. Used in brick and sandstone, as was typical for the late-Gothic architecture. The building is organized around three outdoor areas around. Between the building there is a small courtyard, rectangular courtyard, as well as a city garden mountains.

Since 1938, the building is protected by UNESCO

Gothic architecture elements Stedelijk Museum Hof van Busleyden' Mechelen Belgium

The modern building has elements from the Gothic architecture

Gothic architecture Stedelijk Museum Hof van Busleyden' Mechelen Belgium

Market Hall in Gent

The second example comes from Belgium. This time it’s the market Hall. It is located between three Gothic towers. The façade of the Hall shows a new interpretation of the pointed arch forms. So it does both on the historical and the modern era.

The location of the building is characterised by

Gothic architecture elements of modern building market hall Gent

Unusual lighting makes still more fascinating modern architecture

Gothic architecture market hall Gent

Ptuj performance Center in Slovenia

Historians connect the beginning of Gothic in this region with the arrival of the Dominican order in the 13th century. Its members have built a monastery on this place. In addition to the Gothic style, we are experiencing also Romanesque and architecture from other eras. Since 18.Jahrhundert, the building has many modern features – it’s a Museum, hospital, social institution. They recently renovated the historic building and made it an art performance Center. While many of the Gothic elements were kept by the company ENOTA. A totally unique character thus was awarded the Ptuj performance Center.

A building with many features

Gothic architecture Ptuj performance Center

The combination of modern and Gothic elements looks interesting

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Modern building with elements of Gothic architecture

modern architecture Ptuj performance Center renovation

Castle Buitrago in Madrid, Spain

It’s less about the mix of modern and Gothic architecture. We’re rather with the appearance of the second in a completely new light. While this is meant in the literal sense. The innovation lies in the modern lighting of company MUKA ARQUITECTURA.

The Castle Buitrago

Gothic architecture renovation Castle Buitrago Madrid

Drents archive, Assen, Holland

Zecc architects 2011 undertook the renovation of Drents archive in Assen, Holland. We wanted to make this physically and digitally accessible. The Pearl of the building represents the so-called “time machine”. It’s a new entrance. He introduces the visitors in a room for study of the gothic revival.

The renovation of Drents archive in Assen

modern architecture of Drents archive Assen Gothic elements

Fascinating interior design

modern architecture of Drents archive Assen renovation Gothic architecture

The Gothic elements give a fascinating look of Interior design

modern architecture of Drents archive Assen

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