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Reichstag Building Berlin Architecture

German Parliament Development in Berlin, Germany design by Foster + Partners Architects

page updated 25 Jul 2016 ; 5 Sep 2009

German Parliament building

Location: Reichstag, Platz der Republik, Tiergarten
Date built: 1999
Design: Foster + Partners – Norman Foster, London, England, UK

Deutscher Bundestag photos © Adrian Welch

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The Reichstag building (German: Reichstagsgebäude; officially: Deutscher Bundestag – Plenarbereich Reichstagsgebäude) is a historical edifice in Berlin, Germany, constructed to house the Imperial Diet (German: Reichstag), of the German Empire. It was opened in 1894 and housed the Diet until 1933, when it was severely damaged after it was set on fire.

After World War II, the building fell into disuse; the parliament of the German Democratic Republic (the Volkskammer) met in the Palast der Republik in East Berlin, while the parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany (the Bundestag) met in the Bundeshaus in Bonn.

The ruined building was made safe against the elements and partially refurbished in the 1960s, but no attempt at full restoration was made until after German reunification on 3 October 1990, when it underwent a reconstruction led by architect Norman Foster. After its completion in 1999, it once again became the meeting place of the German parliament: the modern Bundestag.

In 1992, Norman Foster won yet another architectural contest for the reconstruction of the building. His winning concept looked very different from what was later executed. Notably, the original design did not include a cupola.

Source: Reichstag Building

Buildings close to the Deutscher Bundestag by include:

Brandenburg Gate
Brandenburg Gate

Paul-Löbe-Haus or Paul Löbe Building
Paul-Löbe-Haus

Location: Reichstag, Platz der Republik, Berlin, western Europe

Berlin Architecture

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Reichstag Building designer : Foster + Partners architects

Cube Berlin, Washington Platz
Design: 3XN, Architects, Denmark
Cube Berlin building
photo © Adam Mørk
Cube Berlin Building
An 11-story office building located on Washington Platz in the Europa City urban district. The 19,000 sqm commercial property was produced by CA Immo.

Digital Media Centre and Campus Development, Masurenallee 8-14
Design: Baumschlager Eberle Architekten
Digital Media Centre Campus Berlin
renderings : Baumschlager Eberle Architekten, bloomimages Berlin GmbH
Digital Media Centre and Campus Building in Berlin
In a negotiated procedure, the Baumschlager Eberle Architekten design won the Digital Media Centre and Campus Development project of the Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb).

Jewish Museum Berlin

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Am Kupfergraben 10

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