Norman Foster's Reichstag Dome (I)

by Antonio Gil June. 12, 2013 5140 views

The Reichstag dome is a large glass dome with a 360 degree view of the surrounding Berlin cityscape. The debating chamber of the Bundestag, the German parliament, can be seen down below. A mirrored cone in the center of the dome directs sunlight into the building, and so that visitors can see the working of the chamber. The dome is open to the public and can be reached by climbing two steel, spiraling ramps that are reminiscent of a double-helix. The Dome symbolizes that the people are above the government, as was not the case during National Socialism.
The glass dome was also designed by Foster to be environmentally friendly. Energy efficient features involving the use of the daylight shining through the mirrored cone were applied, effectively decreasing thecarbon emissions of the building.
The futuristic and transparent design of the Reichstag dome makes it a unique landmark.

♫♫♫ NORMAN FOSTER - REICHSTAG DOME ♫♫♫ [youtube.com]

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Evalizette Hansson Nordstrã¶M 7 years, 7 months ago

I Love this! Mirrors are great!

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
G B 7 years, 7 months ago

that is just so amazing to look at! I bet it was even more amazing in person :)

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 7 years, 7 months ago

Wooow
So amazing
Nice reflections, colors, angles
Thanks so much:)

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Sara G 7 years, 7 months ago

Marvelous and amazing piece of work..great shot in the last..

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Josy 7 years, 7 months ago

C'est vraiment étonnant et l'effet sur produit la deuxième illustre bien l'effet "multiplication"

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Stormfish 7 years, 7 months ago

never been up there, but now that i see what you can get out of it photographically, i might get me on next time i'm going home :-)

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Christa 7 years, 7 months ago

O efeito destas imagens é realmente de impacto. É vôce na 3?? :))

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 7 years, 7 months ago

Tout à fait étonnant!! cela donne des images incroyables!!
excellente série.

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 7 years, 7 months ago

Oh my, this brings back happy memories. We had a wonderful holiday in Berlin in December 2005 and queued for 90 minutes in falling snow to get into the Reichstag. It was worth it though - a fabulous addition to a beautiful old building.

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Teo Montana 7 years, 7 months ago

Incredible glass dome with mirrored cone! Berlin is truly a magnificent city with its art both new and old.Excellent captures and commentary!!

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
Roxanne 7 years, 7 months ago

it is very unique. fascinating. Berlin is top of our list of cities to visit on e our children are a bit older. your photographs and description show it all quite well.

7 years, 7 months ago Edited
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