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Reichstag Dom

Description

With the renovation and extension it continued to be a symbol of reunification. The neo-Classic shaped dome is transformed into a transparent energy efficient structure that allows the public an inside look at the very own main parliament chamber every day.

Particularities

  • Its mirror system provides natural ventilation and light. The central reflective structure directs light inside the chamber during the day and reflects it back at night.
  • Heating and air-conditioning technology fueled  bye rapeseed oil with underground refrigeration and heating units are some of the ecological considerations about renewable energy sources that take place in the building.
  • It stands as the main symbol of German reunification. The official reunification of Germany was held here on October 2, 1990, following the Unification Treaty between the GDR and the Federal Republic of Germany, which went into effect on September 29, 1990.

Facts

  • Designed by Sir Arch. Norman Foster
  • Based on a design from Gottfried Böhm
  • Constructed by Waagner-Biro
  • Restoration work between 1995 and 1999
  • Platz der Republik 1, 11011 Berlin, Germany

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Reichstag Dom