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Major Regal Building Projects from around the World

post updated 23 Feb 2020

Palace Buildings

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Palatial buildings.

We cover completed Palatial buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the world. The focus is on contemporary buildings but information on traditional Palatial buildings is also welcome.

Buckingham Palace, London, England, UK
Design: John Nash, Architect
Buckingham Palace London
photo © Adrian Welch

Buckingham Palace London
Buckingham Palace is the primary residence of the British monarch.
Originally a grand house, remodelling began in 1762 by Scottish architect William Chambers (though born in Gothenburg, Sweden).
King George IV decided to modify Buckingham House into a palace around 1820 using the famous English architect John Nash who planned the grand Regent Street not far to the north.
The building has been remodelled many times since, more details towards the base of this page.

24 Jan 2018
New Palace of Justice in Córdoba, Spain
Design: Mecanoo architecten + Ayesa
New Palace of Justice in Córdoba
photo © Fernando Alda

New Palace of Justice in Córdoba
The new Palace of Justice in Córdoba is located in Arroyo del Moro which is characteristically dominated by anonymous housing blocks, products of the rapid urban development of 21st century Spanish cities.

6 Dec 2017
Palace of Westminster Renewal, London, UK
Palace of Westminster London Building | www.e-architect.co.uk
picture © Nick Weall
Palace of Westminster London Building Restoration
The exclusion of historians and archaeologists from the Westminster Hall repair project does not bode well for the rest of the Palace of Westminster.

Palace of Westminster, London, UK
Date built: 1840-68
Architects: Barry + Pugin
Palace of Westminster London Restoration

Palace of Westminster London

Victoria Palace extension, Romania
Design: de Architekten Cie.
Victoria Palace Romania - Romanian Government HQ
image courtesy of architects

Victoria Palace Romania
International competition winners for the enlargement of the Victoria Palace in Bucharest, Romania. After the completion of the extension the Palace ensemble will have almost been doubled in size from the existing 23.000 m2 to the now programmed 46.000 m2.

The Forbidden City – Imperial Palace, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
Forbidden City Beijing
photo : Stephen Welch
Forbidden City – Imperial Palace Buildings
History: Former home of the Emperor for five centuries
Built: 1406-20
Area: 720,000 sqm approximately

Palatial Architecture

Key Palatial Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

Palazzo Barberini, Rome, Italy

Palazzo Barberini
picture © Isabelle Lomholt
Palazzo Barberini

Palazzo di Quirinale, northeast Rome, Italy

Palazzo di Quirinale
picture © AW
Palazzo di Quirinale

Palazzo Venezia, Piazza Venezia, Rome

Palazzo Venezia
picture © AW
Palazzo Venezia

Palazzo Massimo, Rome

Palazzo Massimo
picture © Isabelle Lomholt
Palazzo Massimo

Zwinger Palace, Dresden, Germany

Zwinger Palace
photograph © AW
Zwinger Palace

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Palazzo di Montecitorio, Piazza Colonna, Via del Corso, Rome
Dates built: 1650-97
Bernini; Carlo Fontana
Palazzo di Montecitorio
image © Adrian Welch

Palazzo Farnese, Rome

Palazzo Farnese
photo © Adrian Welch

Palazzo Giustizia, just east of Castel S.Angelo, Rome
Date built: 1910
Calderini
Palazzo Giustizia
image © Isabelle Lomholt

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Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland
various dates
various architects / masons
Palace of Holyroodhouse : still used by HM The Queen when on certain Edinburgh / Scottish engagements

Amalienborg, Amalienborg Castle, Copenhagen, Denmark
1784-

Amalienborg Palace
photo © Isabelle Lomholt

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Palatial Building Designs, alphabetical:

Palazzo Borghese, Rome, Italy

Palazzo dei Conservatori, Monte Capitolino, Rome

Palazzo di Cancellaria, nr Campo dei Fiori, Rome

Palazzo d. Ass. Gen. Di Venezia, Piazza Venezia, Rome

Palazzo Lateranense, southeast Rome

Parliament Palace, Bucharest, Romania
1980’s

Building designed for Nicolae Ceausescu – reputedly the second largest building in the world, after the Pentagon.

Cordoba Palace of Justice

Falkland Palace Architecture

Buildings / photos for the Palace ArchitecturePalatial Building Design page welcome

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