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[Æonis] - Palais Impérial de Castaire

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This project belongs to our main project, the Empire of Castaire.

As it is the the 22nd of March and thus Anniversaire de l'Empereur (Emperors Birthday), we welcome you to our post.

Æonis is proudly presenting its new imperial palace, the eyecatcher of the capital Lucrécy. It's somehow in a similar style as our former palace, as Steve loved the white-red style so much. It is 757 blocks wide (south to north), 249 blocks deep (east to west) and 142 blocks high, being by far the biggest building at the server (only rivaled by Sacré-Cœur de Lucrécy). Because of the enourmous measurements, building interior for the whole palace will last for ... well ... forever, thus we'll update this project regularly, showing the progress of the gardens and the interior.
Several other buildings are located in the palace gardens, such as the orangery palace, which will be posted later and seperated.

We hope to please your eyes with our magnificent palace.


Palais Castaire (pronounciation: [palɛ kastɛʁ]), located in the capital Lucrécy, is the largest palace complex in the known world and since 1742 the official residence of the Imperial Family Sacrecouronne.
The baroque building is recognized as the peak of esradonian palatial architecture und is often perceived as a symbol of absolute imperial power.
Originally planned as a monument of victory, the palace was heavily altered to fit the accommodations of its first residents, the later Empereur Steve I and his wife, Imperatrice Belle. Nowadays, the court is the centre of the Empereurs power, both political and cultural.

The site of the palace was in the time of the construction of the capital just a wide and flat area at the western side of the canal. Under the reign of Célestin I (1482-1510), the construction site was developed, but remained unused for 2 more centuries. Finally, under the reign of Nathanaël II (1712-1745), the area was used to build the current palace.
Nathanaël II wanted a palace par excellence, one more splendid and glorious than any exsiting one in the world, so he ordered a team of highly experienced architects to conceive plans for a representative residence for the Empereur of a world dominating realm. They planned a centered u-shaped corps de logis with subsequent northern and southern wings. Furthermore, an enourmous area was used for the execution of the gardens. In the first place, Nathanaël don't wanted those gardens as they were useless in his eyes, but the architects told him that they will greatly increase the symbolic size of the palace into the surroundings, creating an even more breathtaking view.

The construction started in March 1736 AD, following the 16th birthday of Prince Steve. At this point, the gardens, whichs layout began several years ago, were mostly finished, and His Highness' birthday could be staged in the garden. Two years later, Nathanaël II declared war to Cantoras, following the romance of Steve and Belle, the Cantorian Princess.
In 1741, during the height of the Grand War Against Cantoras, the Imperial Vaults were running out of money to finish the palace due to the enormous costs of warfare, as the palace wasn't paid by taxation but with the personal fortune of the Sacrecouronne dynasty.
Nathanaël quickly turned to his friend, Grand Duke Marcus de Gardelegen, to provide a dowry with his daughter Lady Katherine when she married Prince Mitchell. With the money in the dowry the construction was continued. The palace was finished in February 1742 and was named Palais Castaire as a remark of the victory of Castaire over Cantoras. Nathanaël himself never lived in the palace because of his death in 1745. The newlywed Prince Steve and his wife Belle moved in one day after their marriage on 30th March 1742.


Conceived to be both a representative and a residential building for the imperial family, it was constructed in the style of Baroque Impériale, featuring large amounts of decorations and stucco works. Following the self-conception of its original builder, Nathanaël II, it shows several allegories emphasizing his imperial policies and absolutistic behaviour.
The palace features a centered three-winged corps-de-logis, accommodating the rooms of the Empereur and the throne room, with two four winged tracts located in the south and the north of the corps de logis.
This shape make the palace to have an overly spacious front facade, facing towards the capitals main park, granting impressive views, both from and to the palace. Everything is exactly mirrored at the central axis, cutting through the whole park. The whole front is dominated by the central tower, topped by the imperial flag whenever the Empereur is in the palace. A symbol as nearly any other part of the palace, the tower represents the absolute power of the crown and is thus situated above "everything".
The rear facade is dominated by the centered throne hall wing, which is connected to two colonnades, completing the rear view of the palace. The lowered terace and the subsequent elegantly curved stairs open up the way to the imperial gardens, bordered in the north by the orangery palace and in the south by the sea.



Interieur Update #1 - 11th of June 1763

Garden Update #1 - 7th of August 1763

Interieur Update #2 - 18th of January 1764



Main Architect: Stevecurious
Contributor: Flo0498

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Interieur Update #2 - 18th of January 1764 : 01/18/2018 5:37:44 pmJan 18

- several more rooms were added, mainly the rooms of Princess Emilia, the ballroom and the Chapelle Impériale

- currently under construction are:
  • banqueting hall
  • rooms of Princesse Impériale Lukrezia
  • intersection rooms like library, offices etc.
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  • Edward_Oh
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • June 26, 2018, 8:46 pm
Wow! I love the palace! Perfect build!!
wish I could download
  • Edward_Oh
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 5, 2018, 8:03 pm
Yeah, me too
  • _Ryuk_
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Dragonborn
  • January 19, 2018, 4:23 am
Bruh
Wow I'm speechless, a work of art.
Where does this inspiration come from?
Congratulations!!!
  • EmperorBOSS
  • Level 40
  • Master Architect
  • August 9, 2017, 10:57 am
Incredible build! I can't top this in my whole life tbh.
  • Aeonis
  • Level 48
  • Master Architect
  • August 9, 2017, 11:01 am
Thats no problem, even I (as the architect) think I'll not be able to exceed this in the foreseeable future xD
  • EmperorBOSS
  • Level 40
  • Master Architect
  • August 9, 2017, 11:03 am
Lol. But seriously, great job.
  • Wewawamo
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Pokemon
  • June 16, 2017, 3:48 am
Amazing work!
  • Aeonis
  • Level 48
  • Master Architect
  • June 16, 2017, 3:51 am
Thank you Wamo :D Hope you're doing well :P
  • Wewawamo
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Pokemon
  • June 16, 2017, 4:09 am
i am thankyou and i hope you are doing well too! :D
  • Crescendo
  • Contest Judge
  • Level 73
  • Legendary Bunny
  • April 1, 2017, 8:42 am
Neat !
  • Aeonis
  • Level 48
  • Master Architect
  • April 1, 2017, 8:45 am
Thanks :D
  • Schnogot
  • Level 64
  • High Grandmaster Musician
  • March 25, 2017, 1:03 pm
Nice work! but it should read "Palais impérial" without the "e" :)
  • Aeonis
  • Level 48
  • Master Architect
  • March 26, 2017, 2:54 am
Hmm ... I never actually had French in school xD But thanks nonetheless :D
  • Dankllama_
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 25, 2017, 9:29 am
Wow. This build is so beautiful! I am in love with this piece of art!! This deserves like 1 million diamonds!
  • Aeonis
  • Level 48
  • Master Architect
  • March 26, 2017, 2:54 am
Thank you :D
  • Zioka_
  • Level 29
  • Expert Demolitionist
  • March 24, 2017, 3:23 pm
Gorgeous work!
  • Aeonis
  • Level 48
  • Master Architect
  • March 25, 2017, 2:02 am
Thank you :D
  • SRainford
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 24, 2017, 12:02 pm
Can u put download pls?
  • Aeonis
  • Level 48
  • Master Architect
  • March 25, 2017, 2:03 am
Sorry, but no, not at all :D
probably one of the most amazing things i've ever seen here.
  • Aeonis
  • Level 48
  • Master Architect
  • March 25, 2017, 2:02 am
Thank you very much :D
  • Norzeteus
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • March 23, 2017, 11:31 pm
Wow, nice,dia 4 you!
  • Aeonis
  • Level 48
  • Master Architect
  • March 25, 2017, 2:02 am
Thanks Norzeteus :)
  • fov360
  • Level 42
  • Master Pixel Puncher
  • March 23, 2017, 6:37 am
The details are as impressing as the size of the whole build. I'm deeply impressed.
  • Aeonis
  • Level 48
  • Master Architect
  • March 23, 2017, 7:01 am
Glad to hear that :D
It's as beautiful as it is big. I am surprised that you managed it to get the whole thing in one picture XD
  • Aeonis
  • Level 48
  • Master Architect
  • March 23, 2017, 5:16 am
Yep ... besides the actual construction, that was the most difficult task xD Thanks that Chunky exists xD
  • Alttavus
  • Level 27
  • Expert Architect
  • March 23, 2017, 4:37 am
wow this is Great!
  • Aeonis
  • Level 48
  • Master Architect
  • March 23, 2017, 4:45 am
Thank you :D

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