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The Reichstag - the New German Parliament

Bundesbaugesellschaft Berlin's faith in entrusting the remodelling of the Reichstag to British architect Foster & Partners has been repaid in the radical yet sensitive remodelling of the German Parliament's home.

The brilliance of Foster's design lies in its transformation of the structure, which lies at the heart of Germany's 19th and 20th century history, into a highly accessible glass domed lantern that doubles as a functional parliament building. Technically advanced features such as daylight capture, a power plant that burns renewable fuel, while generating a minimum of atmospheric pollutants, and heat storage in a deep aquifer make the Reichstag anexemplar of current sustainability ideals.

Despite the old building's classification as a national monument, some 70% of its original structure had to be sacrificed to create the space for the new parliament chamber that puts politicians on view.

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