Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam: the Chinese Tea House in the Park

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RIBApix ref no RIBA15957
Architect/DesignerBuring, Johann Gottfried (1723-1788)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
Subject Date1757
Image Date1960
Library ReferenceESP/GER/123
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Sanssouci was the summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. Built above a terraced vineyard in 1745-1747, it is essentially a single-storey villa, containing ten principal rooms. The creation of the Park, organised around several buildings, began soon after the completion of the palace.

Subject tags

roofs, garden buildings, palaces, colonnades, Teahouses, ceremonies