BÜRING, Johann Gottfried
(b. 1723, Hamburg, d. after 1788)

General view

Nauen Gate, Potsdam

Frederick II of Prussia virtually prescribed his architects a design manual based on buildings and designs by Andrea Palladio, Giulio Romano Sir William Chambers, and others. He handed the Nauen Gate commission to Johann Gottfried Büring along with a design for a medieval city gate with two round towers. By selecting from various styles, Potsdam as a civic entity for all was to be the model city of benevolent despotism.

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