Johann Gottfried Büring
Hamburg-born architect, responsible for the Neues Palais (New Palace—1763–8), with a main elevation based on Vanbrugh's Castle Howard, Yorks.; the Chinese Tea House (1754–7); and No. 5, Am Neuen Markt (1753–5), based on Palladio's Palazzo Thiene, Vicenza, all in Potsdam. He also worked with Boumann on the building of St Hedwig's RC Cathedral, Berlin (1772–3), and designed the exquisite picture-gallery at Sans Souci, Potsdam (1755–63), one of the first in the history of museums erected solely to exhibit paintings.
Subjects: Art & Architecture