Exercise 1.1: Precedent Research: Prelimininary (Reichstag Building)

Project location:

Reichstag Building, Platz der Republik 1, 10557 Berlin, Germany

Reichstag building was originally completed in 1894. It houses German Parliament and it is located in Berlin. The building was damaged during World War 2 and suffered through bad rebuilding during its history.

Fosters and Partners won the competition and renovation began in 1995.

Image snipped from https://www.google.com/maps/place/Reichstag+Building,+Platz+der+Republik+1,+10557+Berlin,+Germany/@52.5184765,13.3752376,1289m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x47a851c748c80e45:0xbf985f98f930a812!8m2!3d52.518619!4d13.3763176 (accessed on 15.12.19)
Image snipped from google maps, source:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Reichstag+Building/@52.5186415,13.3758031,210m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x47a851c748c80e45:0xbf985f98f930a812!2sReichstag+Building,+Platz+der+Republik+1,+10557+Berlin,+Germany!3b1!8m2!3d52.518619!4d13.3763176!3m4!1s0x47a851c741ee506d:0x641b52d3abf17de5!8m2!3d52.5186202!4d13.3761871 (accessed on 15.12.2019)
Photo of Reichstag Building in 1932. Sourced from https://www.archdaily.com/775601/ad-classics-new-german-parliament-reichstag-foster-plus-partners/562475e8e58ecec3c4000353-ad-classics-new-german-parliament-reichstag-foster-plus-partners-photo (accessed on 15.12.19)
Reichstag today.
Sourced from
https://www.archdaily.com/775601/ad-classics-new-german-parliament-reichstag-foster-plus-partners/562475d3e58ecec3c4000352-ad-classics-new-german-parliament-reichstag-foster-plus-partners-photo?next_project=no (accessed on 15.12.19)
Images sourced from:
https://www.archdaily.com/775601/ad-classics-new-german-parliament-reichstag-foster-plus-partners/562475d3e58ecec3c4000352-ad-classics-new-german-parliament-reichstag-foster-plus-partners-photo?next_project=no (accessed on 15.12.2019)
Mirrored cone in the dome provides daylight and ventilation to the parliament chamber, the public can see Members of Parliament at work though the skylights installed in the floor of dome.
Image sourced from:
https://www.archdaily.com/775601/ad-classics-new-german-parliament-reichstag-foster-plus-partners/562475d3e58ecec3c4000352-ad-classics-new-german-parliament-reichstag-foster-plus-partners-photo?next_project=no (accessed on 15.12.19)
Preserved remnants of soviet graffiti. Image sourced from:
https://www.archdaily.com/775601/ad-classics-new-german-parliament-reichstag-foster-plus-partners/562475d3e58ecec3c4000352-ad-classics-new-german-parliament-reichstag-foster-plus-partners-photo?next_project=no (accessed on 15.12.2019)

References:

https://www.archdaily.com/775601/ad-classics-new-german-parliament-reichstag-foster-plus-partners (accessed 15.12.19)

https://www.fosterandpartners.com/projects/reichstag-new-german-parliament/ (accessed 15.12.2019)

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Reichstag+Building,+Platz+der+Republik+1,+10557+Berlin,+Germany/@52.5184351,13.3758362,289m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x47a851c748c80e45:0xbf985f98f930a812!8m2!3d52.518619!4d13.3763176 (accessed 15.12.19)

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