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BUILDING
 
 
Reichstag
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DESIGNER
 
 
Norman Foster

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Germany [Deutschland]
Land
Berlin
Town
Berlin
Neighborhoods
Tiergarten
Address
Platz der Republik
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
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ARCHITECTURE
Public buildings
Government buildings
Operations on existing buildings
Renovation, rehabilitation and restructuring
Other architectural structures
Domes and cupolas
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Commercial buildings
Bars, cafeterias
Restaurants
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1992 - 1993    
Realisation
1995 - 1999
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AWARDS
 
1999
RIBA Prize
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THE BUILDING IN CINEMA
 
Title
  How much does your building weigh, Mr. Foster?
Directed by
Norberto Lopez Amado, Carlos Carcas
Nationality
United Kingdom, Spain
Year of production
2010
Cast
Norman Foster, Tony Hunt, George Weidenfeld, Richard Rogers, Bono, Deyan Sudjic, Paul Goldberger, Carl Abbott, Alain de Botton, Anish Kapoor, Richard Serra, Anthony Caro, Richard Long, Buckminster Fuller, Ben Cowd, Cai Guo-Qiang, Ricky Burdett, Spencer de Grey, David Nelson, Narinder Sagoo, Nigel Dancey, Loretta Law, Mouzhan Madidi, Stefan Behling, Jurgen Happ, Gerard Evenden
Building's role
Appreciable
Annotations
Producer: Elena Ochoa

Executive Producer: Antonio Sanz

Writer & Narrator: Deyan Sudjic

Music: Joan Valent

Director of Photography: Valentin Alvarez
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Lilli Hollein, "Gebaute Demokratie", H.O.M.E. 05/09, mai-juni/may-june 2009, "Architektur Deutschland" p. 154 (146-158)
"A Berlino il Reichstag è ecosostenibile", Il giornale dell'architettura 62, maggio 2008, "Tecnologia e materiali" p. 18
Valentina Croci, "Nuovi scenari ecosostenibili/New Eco-Sustainable Scenarios", Ottagono 167, febbraio/february 2004, p. 151 (140-153)
Meridiani 86, marzo 2000 [Berlino], pp. 50-53
L'Industria delle costruzioni 339, gennaio/january 2000, pp. 32-45
Philip Jodidio, Building a new millennium, Taschen, Köln 2000, pp. 170-175
Atlante di architettura contemporanea, Könemann, Köln 2000, pp. 594-595
Martin Krautter, "L'illuminazione architettonica nel Reichstag di Berlino/Architectural lighting in the Reichstag, Berlin", Domus 819, ottobre/october 1999 [Norma e forma/Norm and Form], pp. 94-98
Karljosef Schattner, "Un nuovo tetto sul Reichstag. Berlino. Foster and Partners", Area 45, luglio-agosto/july-august 1999 [Restauro, riuso, trasformazioni], "Scenari di architettura/Architectural scenario" pp. 30-43
Förderverein Deutsches Architektur Zentrum Berlin (ed.), Neue Architektur, Berlin 1990-2000/New Architecture, Berlin 1990-2000, Förderverein Deutsches Architektur Zentrum, Berlin 1998, p. 40
Info Box: the Catalogue, Nishen, 2nd up-dated edition, Berlin 1998, pp. 110-113
Sebastian Redecke, "Reichstag. Le parlement inachevé", L'architecture d'aujourd'hui 297, février/february 1995, "Enjeux" pp. 24-29
Peter Rumpf, "La città dei concorsi: Berlino del "dopo muro"", Rassegna 61, 1995/I [Concorsi di architettura dopo il 1945. Storie metodi procedure], p. 50 (44-55)
Maurizio Vitta, "Il Reichstag di Berlino", L'Arca 75, ottobre/october 1993 [La competizione/competition], pp. 23-25 (22-31)
Martin Pawley, "La nuova tragedia del Reichstag", Casabella 605, ottobre/october 1993, p. 35
GB Progetti. Osservatorio Internazionale 20, ottobre 1993, p. 9
R.C., "Berlino: i concorsi per lo Spreebogen e il Reichstag", Domus 748, aprile/april 1993, pp. 4-5
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CLIENT
 
 
Bundesbaugesellschaft Berlin mbH
Bundesrepublik Deutschland
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
sq.m. 61.166
Lenght
m. 137,4
Widht
m. 93,9
Height
m. 47
dome m. 23,5
Diameter
dome m. 40
Floors
6 + dome
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Leonhardt Andrä & Partner
Ove Arup & Partners
Schlaich Bergermann + Partner
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STAFF
 
Project
Norman Foster & Partners, London
Project architect
Norman Foster, David Nelson, Mark Braun, Christian Hallmann, Ulrich Hamann, Dieter Muller, Ingo Pott
Lighting design
Amstein & Walthert, Karnasch
Ingenieurgeselschaft mbH, Zürich/Berlin
Lighting engineer
Holk & Kaletta, Berlin
Lighting consultant
Claude R. Engle, Chevy Chase, Maryland
Acoustical consultant
Müller BBM GmbH, IKP Ingenieur Büro Knothe und Prof. Dr. Georg Plenge
Mechanical engineer
Jappsen + Stangier
Furniture
Vitra
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 
The original dome, designed by Paul Wallot, was demolished in 1954.
 
 
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