Competition designs for the Reichstag (Houses of Parliament), Berlin: longitudinal section

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RIBApix ref no RIBA85925
Architect/DesignerScott, John Oldrid (1841-1913)
Scott, Sir George Gilbert (1811-1878)
Subject Date1872
Image Date1872
StyleGothic Revival
Library ReferencePA1731/ScGGS & ScJ[1](5)
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. The Scott's submission was one of the four second premium winners. 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, domes