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Government House (Stadthaus Ulm) description and photos - Germany: Ulm. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Stadthaus Ulm.
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The Government House (Stadthaus) is one of the architectural landmarks of Ulm. The Government House is located in the very center of the city, on the square in front of the Cathedral, and is a spectacular white building made of glass and concrete. The stark contrasting modern architecture of this building surprisingly emphasizes the severity of the surrounding medieval houses and the Gothic cathedral.
For several centuries, a monastery was located on this site of the square in front of Munster. In 1878, before the completion of the construction of the highest spire of the cathedral in Europe, the monastery was demolished so that nothing would interfere with the view of this magnificent building. But without buildings, Cathedral Square began to look empty and uncomfortable, and over the next hundred years, the city authorities made repeated attempts to build it up. Information about 17 competitions for the design of the square has been preserved, but only in 1987 the townspeople, through a referendum, decided to build a new building.
The building was designed by the famous American architect Richard Meier. The construction lasted 3 years and in 1993 the Government House was inaugurated. In the spacious rooms of this four-storey building with a total area of 3600 sq.m & nbsp; houses state institutions, an exposition of archeology and the history of the cathedral square, exhibitions, meetings, concerts and other social events are held.
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