A B O U T
The Global Renaissance project is a scholarly-pedagogical experiment, made up of content produced by undergraduate students in the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, at the University of Maryland-College Park, and headed by Juan Luis Burke, Ph.D., assistant professor of architectural and urban history at UMD.
P R O J E C T S
ANTWERP CITY HALL
The “Palace Facade” of Antwerp City Hall is a brilliantly articulated entrance and portico. It is what frontalizes the building, centers it on the market square, and anchors it’s own significance in the city of Antwerp and all of Belgium.
The Jeronimos Monastery is the pride of Lisbon’s Belem quarter and a national landmark. This building is a testament to the independent style of Portuguese design and style. The astonishing thing is that this building was constructed during the High Renaissance.
Surrounded by shores of lake Mälaren, Gripsholm castle above the town of Mariefred in Södermanland, is known as Gustav Vasa’s castle, however, there was already a stronghold here in the 14th century, built by seneschal, of the realm known as Bo Jonsson Grip.