Piet Niemann


Campus Tower Hamburg / Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

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Round Pillars in Architecture: From the Classical Column to the Modern Sculptural Support

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The pillar has adorned many of the greatest monumental examples of Western architecture since antiquity, from the Doric columns of the Parthenon to the Corinthian capitals of the Pantheon portico. In the West, the legacies of these classical forms have permutated over the centuries and into modern times: the Doric columns of the Lincoln Memorial, the Ionic columns of the British museum portico, and the Villa Savoye’s pilotis are just a few examples of the classical column’s continued transformation and use over the last few centuries. Today, the round pillar continues to be used in modern design, both functionally and aesthetically. Below, we look into these elements in more detail, including their materials, construction, structural qualities, and several contemporary examples of their use.

Revitalized Public Spaces: Fostering Human Connections in Cities

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Public space has always been a top priority in every city’s urban planning agenda and given today’s world context, these urban spaces have emerged as fundamental elements of cities and neighborhoods. Plazas, squares, and parks, undeniable necessities in the urban fabric, have become, today, more vital than ever.


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Aumühle, Germany
  • Architects: BUERO BECHTLOFF
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  875
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Sky-Frame, Petersen Tegl, Viessmann, Lantz Fenster, Velux

Niederhafen River Promenade / Zaha Hadid Architects

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