New german parliament (Reichstagskuppel) - Reichstag - Berlin/Germany
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N 52° 31.117 E 013° 22.567
33U E 389815 N 5819961
Quick Description: Design of the New german pariament (Reichstagskuppel) by AIA Gold Medal winner Sir Norman Foster. Umbau des neuen deutschen Parlamentes von AIA Gold Medal Gewinner Sir Norman Foster.
Location: Berlin, Germany
Date Posted: 12/11/2014 6:43:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMN246
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member coisos
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Long Description:
Die Wahl zur Gestaltung des Neuen Deutschen Parlamentes fiel auf Sir Norman Foster, der sich gegen rund 80 Mitbewerber durchsetzte. Auffälligstes Element ist die begehbare gläserne Kuppel. Das 800 Tonnen schwere Bauwerk aus Stahl und Glas misst 40 Meter im Durchmesser und 23,5 Meter in der Höhe. An der Innenseite winden sich zwei spiralförmig angelegte Wege bis zur Aussichtsplattform in die Höhe und wieder hinunter zur Dachterrasse.
Der Umbau dauerte 5 Jahre. Im April 1999 konnte Sir Norman Foster symbolisch den Schlüssel an Bundestagspräsident Wolfgang Thierse übergeben.
Innerhalb kürzester Zeit wurde die Kuppel zu einem Publikumsmagnet.

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The choice for the design of the New German Parliament fell on Sir Norman Foster, who succeeded against 80 competitors. The most striking element is the accessible glass dome. The 800-tonne structure of steel and glass measures 40 meters in diameter and 23.5 meters in height. Two spirally laid paths that wind on the inside to the viewing platform in the air and back down to the roof terrace.
The reconstruction lasted 5 years. In April 1999, Sir Norman Foster was symbolically handed over the keys to the Bundestag President Wolfgang Thierse.
Within a short time the dome was an audience magnet.
Architect: Sir Norman Foster

Prize received: AIA Gold Medal

In what year: 1994

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