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Competition design for the Reichstag (Houses of Parliament), Berlin: principal elevation

RIBApix ref no RIBA85852
Architect/DesignerEdis, Sir Robert William (1839-1927)
Godwin, Edward William (1833-1886)
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Subject Date1872
Image Date1867
ViewExterior
MediumDrawing
Library ReferencePB524/5(1)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This is a contemporary photograph of an original drawing. An international competition was held in 1872 for a design for the proposed Reichstag which received 103 submissions and was won by Ludwig Bohnstedt of Gotha. As the authorities were unable to purchase the land for which the building had been planned nothing came of this design. In 1882, after the land required was finally purchased, a new international competition was held and the winner, Paul Wallot, saw his building open in 1894.

Subject tags

towers, parliament buildings, clock towers