Berlin Cathedral is just one subject in an extensive series of 3D building models. The 3D model is available as an instant download. When the computerised 3D model is purchased, it arrives with the free gift of a weekly discount voucher. The purchaser can use the discount voucher to access a free download of another 3D building of their choice. There are many computerised 3D building models to collect including the Parthenon in Italy and Dublin Castle. With the weekly free discount voucher, new 3D models can be accessed with up to a 100% reduction on instant downloads.

3D building models are a valuable source of research for 3D artists and students of architecture. A computerised 3D building is modelled using specialised software that can recreate the building’s structure using an accurate scale representation. It allows the building to be seen from various viewpoints and provides a realistic appreciation of both the exterior and interior.

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With a 3D model, the cathedral’s entire structure is recreated. The present cathedral was designed by the father and son architects, Julius and Otto Raschdorff. They built the cathedral between 1893 and 1905 in an Italian High Renaissance style with Baroque embellishments. The cathedral was built on the site of an original structure dating back to 1451. Over the centuries, the cathedral was frequently demolished and rebuilt. With a 3D model, the current building’s imposing façade with the high pillared portico can be clearly seen. The cathedral is 114 metres (374 feet) in length and has a width of 73 metres (240 feet). The height of the building is 116 metres (381 feet). The scale of the dimensions is accurately portrayed in the 3D model giving a realistic sense of the architectural design.

Exterior Views

The computerised 3D model allows the exterior to be viewed from every angle. The original high dome, the predigtkirche, was destroyed during World War Two but was restored in 1975. Three dimensional modelling provides views of the dome which might not be seen in such detail in situ. Close up views can be achieved of the dome’s golden finial. Detailed architectural features such as the twin cupolas on either side of the large, arched main entrance at Lustgarten, can be viewed at different angles from the ground level and above.

Interior Views

As each successive cathedral was demolished and rebuilt over the centuries, many interior features were saved including the altar and the sarcophagi of the Hohenzollern dynasty. The current building is the fifth structure to have undergone a complete rebuild. 3D modelling software enables the magnificent interior of the cathedral to be seen from many different viewpoints. The imposing cathedral organ has been fully restored and can be seen in detail. The sheer scale and beauty of the interior can be admired using three dimensional modelling. The pillars and Baroque archways lead to the magnificence and height of the interior dome. This downloadable 3D model could be the start of an interesting collection.