Ufa-Kristallpalast, Dresden

Ufa-Kristallpalast, Dresden

The Ufa Kristallpalast is a modern multiplex structure in Dresden housing 8 cinema halls and 14 screens. The five storey structure of concrete, steel and glass has a unique leaning design.

The Ufa Kristallpalast or Crystal Palace was built between 1993 and 1998. It has eight cinema halls placed in pairs in the flour floors of the building and a seating capacity of 2700. The building is a solid concrete box though its appearance belies its strong structure. The Austrian architects Coop Himmel (I)au who were known for their many avant garde construction designs formulated the plans of the unique building. Ufa Crystal Palace is located near the busy ring road of Dresden. The heavy concrete structure shields the cinema halls and the foyer from the traffic noise of the traffic on the road. The architecture of the building is a combination of deconstructivism and German expressionism. The structure won an Architecture award for building design in 1999.

The Ufa Kritallpalaste shows a variety of cinema genres in the eight theaters. Many German movies have their premier showing at the theaters. The foyer with a screen has a seating capacity of 100 where visitors can watch live sporting events. Visitors can contact the management for guided tours around the building.

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Sight Name: Ufa-Kristallpalast
Sight Location: Dresden, Germany (See walking tours in Dresden)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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