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  • Approximately 1:800 scale
  • Modellbaumaße PdR (l/b/h) ca. 22 cm/11 cm/4 cm
  • Four-color printing on white cardboard 190 gr/m2
  • 2 Model arches size Din A 4
  • Packed as environmentally friendly PP-flat bag
  • Contents German manual and background information
  • Easy to build: scissors, ruler, glue – that's it
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Palast der Republik

scale ca. 1:800

The talks held on 27th March 1973 by the Politbüro of the central committee of the S.E.D. and the G.D.R.`s council of ministers took into account the growing significance of Berlin as socialist capital of the "Arbeiter- und Bauernstaat" (workers state) in making the decision to erect a "Palast der Republik" (palace of the republic) on Berlin`s central square, the Marx-Engels square. Earlier plans had already expressed the intention of creating a dominant urban feature here, either a building for the central organs of state or a "Kulturpalast" (palace of culture). The work began inmediately after the end of the tenth international youth and student festival on the 13th August 1973. An architects collective run by Heinz Graffunder layed plans for the palace whose eaves were aligned to the height of those of the "Staatsratsgebäude" and the "Neuer Marstall".

The palace gates were finally opened on 23rd April 1976 after a thirty-two month construction period.

  • Dimensions: 85m wide / 180m lomg / 32m high
  • Construction: steel girder skeleton with sliding base frame on reinforced concrete foundations
  • Facade: white marble with a secondary structure of bronze tinted thermoglas tiles.


The external form mirrors the structure of the interior which is in turn determined by the three main functional areas - the parliament, the great hall and the reception area.
Information from: Gerhard Keiderling, Berlin 1945-1986, Berlin 1987, /Adalbert Behr: Bauen in Berlin. Koehler&Amelang. Leipzig 1987

 

Opened in 1976 the Palast der Republik was located on exactly the place where the royal palace stood, before it was partly destroyed in 1945 and finally demolished by the GDR.

Beside the TV-Tower the Palast der Republik became an important landmark of East-Berlin.

In 2008 the demolition of this building was completed to rebuild the royal palace.

 

Opened in 1976 the Palast der Republik was located on exactly that place where the royal palace stood, before it was partly destroyed in 1945 and finally demolished by the GDR.

Beside the TV-Tower the Palast der Republik became an important landmark of East-Berlin.

In 2008 the demolition of this building was completed to rebuild the royal palace.