Bundesrat Expansion

Bundesrat Expansion

Awarding Agency: Federal Office for Building Trade and Regional Planning

Time Frame: 2014

Program: Office / Corporate

The new visitor center for the Bundesrat is a federal element of the city. The building tries not to push itself to the foreground to appear as solitary, rather it acknowledges its function as an extension of existing buildings and a completion of the extant urban fabric.
The urban form of the new building grounds itself in the particular history of the region and the federal basis for the Bundesrat as it is representative for the States of the Federal Republic of Germany.

The new building completes the urban fabric by linking to the existing buildings. Three lines of varying lengths serve as intermediaries between the Prussian manor house's west wing and the graded development of Leipziger Platz. More independent elements are brought together and make the space communal. This founding principle informs the interior of the buildings as well. Similar to the spatial development principles of Adolf Loos, the various functions of the visitor center such as the library, archive, administration etc. stand free in the space and are informed in size and shape by their programs, which create exciting relationships and rhythmic sequences that define and structure the space.

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