Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Centennial Hall in Wrocław, Poland (UNESCO)

The Centennial Hall, a landmark in the history of reinforced concrete architecture, was erected in 1911-1913 by the architect Max Berg as a multi-purpose recreational building, situated in the Exhibition Grounds. In form it is a symmetrical quatrefoil with a vast circular central space that can seat some 6,000 persons. The 23m-high dome is topped with a lantern in steel and glass. The Centennial Hall is a pioneering work of modern engineering and architecture, which exhibits an important interchange of influences in the early 20th century, becoming a key reference in the later development of reinforced concrete structures.

Sender: Ana_Postcrossing, Sent on: 27 Jan, 2014, Received on: 4 Feb, 2014, Travel time: 7 days

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