Reichstag, Berlin: the mirrored cone
|Architect/Designer||Foster & Partners|
|Credit||Julian Osley / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Mirrors ; Reflections ; Glass ; Furniture ; Parliament buildings ; Public buildings ; Steel|
NOTES: The Reichstag has been the seat of the Bundestag since April 1999. The original 1894 building (architect Paul Wallot), was damaged by a fire in 1933 and bombed severely during World War II, leaving it gutted. After reunification, Foster & Partners were commissioned to redesign a new parliament for the Bundestag inside the shell of the old building, creating a new dome in the process.
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