The World Center of Photographic Art
The World Center of Photographic Art in Germany is an initiative of MFF. The town of Gorlitz has offered MFF one of the most beautiful buildings in Eastern Germany for his MFF Europe Foundation. The ancient Saxon castle in the late Baroque style is a masterpiece of European architecture by the architect Carl Schumann. The castle is a dominating landmark in the complex of four thousand architectural monuments located along the famous “Road of the Kings.” It attracts tourists from Germany, Poland, The Czech Republic and Austria. There, between Berlin, Dresden, Prague and Wroclaw, a unique historic and cultural environment has been formed.
The monumental city block construction was built in 1913. The giant building has a roof made from Murano glass, which is the largest stained-glass window in Europe. The five floors of the majestic edifice of gray granite, Saxon marble and ancient Venetian stained glass, feature galleries with a total exhibition space of over one million square feet, which makes the World Center of Photographic Art in Gorlitz the biggest private art gallery in the world. With its natural redwood, parquet floors and solid brass stair-railing trim, the interior of the building’s construction provides an elegant environment for its large-format shows.