the world's most visited architecture website

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects


Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.


Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »


All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.


Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Municipal Building
  4. Germany
  5. Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten
  6. 2012
  7. Bavarian Parlament / Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten

Bavarian Parlament / Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten

  • 00:00 - 11 September, 2012
Bavarian Parlament / Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten
Bavarian Parlament / Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten, © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

© Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters © Christian Richters + 16

Text description provided by the architects. Bavarian State Parliament in the Maximilianeum – Extension in the northern courtyard. The small extension 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. From an overall perspective, the vertical window elements alternate with large ceramic plates. From close range, the ceramic façade reveals an interplay of horizontal recesses that cast intricate shadows.

© Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

The material, colour, window heights and recess depths refer to the existing buildings to develop a harmonious transition and a sustainably valid interaction. The extension has its own entrance on the ground floor and can also be accessed from the existing building. A logical spatial alignment is created by the connecting bridge between the historical old building and the existing and new buildings. The assembly hall on the top floor protrudes slightly, giving the building section a sculptural contrast and an independent urban planning presence. The hall represents the heart of the cuboid building, sculpturally setting itself apart from the other structures, as is reflected by its façade that also has a different composition. Design questions and energy factors are always harmoniously coordinated within the concept for the new extension to the Maximilianeum.

© Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten
Cite: "Bavarian Parlament / Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten" 11 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.