In Sir Norman's design, the extra space needed for car parking, offices, galleries and conference facilities is placed at podium level, leaving maximum flexibility to create a new assembly hall behind the Reichstag facade. Although it has been assumed that, as in the new Bonn parliament, the assembly hall will be circular, Sir Norman would like to obtain some feedback from the users of the Bonn hall.
The two other shortlisted architects are the Spanish architect/engineer Santiago Calatrava and the Dutch architect Pi de Bruijn. The three winners will receive a joint prize of DM120,000 ( pounds 50,000). The competition was open to all German architects and to 14 non-Germans. A final decision is to be made by the Bundestag before its summer break.Reuse content