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Cultural facilities

Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna

The summer residence of the Habsburg family dates back to a mansion belonging to an untitled owner. However, Schönbrunn Palace only became the splendour of the Danube Monarchy under Empress Maria Theresa. During the restoration of the Chinese cabinets in 2013, the Gira S-Color switch range was chosen and was installed in several rooms.

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ICE Kraków Congress Centre

Kraków is one of the oldest cities in Poland. Its picturesque Old Town, with its unique architecture, has been classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In autumn 2014, in the historic area located at the heart of the city, a new modern conference centre was opened: the ICE Congress Centre. It took several years to construct the 36,000 square metres of usable space on an area of 7 hectares.

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Festival theatre in Erl

The Viennese office of Delugan Meissl Associated Architects realised the new festival theatre surrounded by the Tyrolean mountain landscape. Its architecture respects the neighbouring old passion play theatre and thrusts into the adjacent precipice.

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Ducal Museum in Gotha

When the Gotha museum landscape was redesigned in 2011, the Ducal Museum was also renovated. The objective was restoring the original building structure of the museum as much as possible to return the exhibition rooms to their original sizes.

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Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre Reykjavik

Reykjavik's spectacular concert hall and conference centre is Iceland's new landmark. With their joint design, Henning Larsen Architects and Batteríid Architects have literally held a mirror up to nature.

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Kiev Olympic Stadium

The Kiev Arena has a central location on historic grounds. The sports venue has been continuously reconstructed and expanded, with a history stretching back to 1923, when it was "The Red Stadium Named for Leon Trotsky". Since 1980, the grounds have officially been an Olympic stadium, although the Ukraine has never hosted the Olympics itself.

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