Germany has launched a competition for a new £108 million visitor centre for its iconic parliament building in Berlin
The two-stage competition – organized by the country’s Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning – seeks ideas for a new 3,750m² facility for visitors to the landmark building.
Originally known as the Reichstag, the 1894 Neo-Baroque structure – which is now home to Germany’s parliament or ‘Bundestag’ – was restored by Norman Foster sixteen years ago.
Source: Image by Cezary Piwowarski
The proposed visitor centre will feature interactive displays, lecture facilities, a café, bistro and seminar rooms where MPs can meet visitors. It will be connected to the parliament building by an underground tunnel.
First stage proposals must demonstrate a ‘clear, functional approach’ towards improving visitor flows and integrating the structure into the surrounding landscape of Tiergarten park.
Shortlisted teams will share a joint honorarium of around £109,000 to participate in the competition’s second round.
The overall winner will take home approximately £72,500. A second place prize of £54,000 and third place prize worth £33,000 are also available.
The competition language is German and the deadline for submissions is 1 March.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information
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