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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Berlin, Berlin (state), Germanyen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1993-1999 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorFoster + Partnersen_US
dc.creatorFoster, Norman Roberten_US
dc.date1993-1999en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-25T17:17:01Z
dc.date.available2013-07-25T17:17:01Z
dc.date.issued1993-1999en_US
dc.identifier226572en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2189en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/134422
dc.descriptionDome interior, upper level of cone mirror panels; A glass dome constructed on top of the rebuilt Reichstag building (1894) in Berlin, built to symbolize the reunification of Germany. It has 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--symbolizing that the people are above the government. 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 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 the carbon emissions of the building. Foster was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1999 for his work on the building, which has become one of the top tourist destinations in Berlin. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 5/8/2011)en_US
dc.format.mediumsteel; glassen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectcontemporary (1960 to present)en_US
dc.subjectArchitecture and energy conservationen_US
dc.subjectRestoration and conservationen_US
dc.subjectTwentieth centuryen_US
dc.subjectHigh-Techen_US
dc.titleReichstag Domeen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-FPA-RD-E22en_US
vra.culturalContextGermanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypedome (architectural element)en_US
dc.contributor.displayFoster + Partners (British architectural firm, founded (as Foster Associates) 1967; renamed ca. 1999); Norman Robert Foster (British architect, born 1935)en_US


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