Silent, strong, and sparing: New extension for the Bavarian state parliament completed
May 2012Silent, strong, and sparing: New extension for the Bavarian state parliament completed
On may 24 a new extension building with offices of the Bavarian state parliament was inaugurated with a ceremonial act. The building is elegantly integrated with reserved generosity into the listed monumental ensemble of the Maximilianeum: The extension represents a natural complement to the existing structures while also retaining figurative autonomy. It creates a new conclusion for the state parliamentary building towards its northern end, giving it an unmistakable character. The glazing is flush with the façade to highlight the building’s figurative presence.
The building is meant to be an example for energy efficient building: It meets the German standard of a "Passivhaus", which is extraordinary for office buildings or public buildings.