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Brandenburg state parliament in Potsdam

A modern castle in a new light with NEVARIS Build.



Potsdam, Germany

Nemetschek Group Brands



Plenary hall with modern light dome, extensive sound and microphone technology

Technology used


The new building of the Brandenburg state parliament in Potsdam was designed entirely along the lines of the 18th century Potsdam country palace: a modern palace in a new, democratic light.

In addition to an office and administration wing, the new state parliament houses the large plenary hall with a modern skylight dome, the state press conference room, 14 meeting rooms and numerous representative foyers. Graner + Partner engineers were commissioned to plan and tender the complex media technology system.

The plenary hall was equipped with extensive sound reinforcement and microphone technology. In addition, two large video walls as well as remote-controlled and automated Full-HD camera technology were installed. For the control of the entire system, a control room adjacent to the plenary hall was set up with a sound mixing console, image mixer and touch panel. All other meeting rooms were similarly equipped with sound, video and control technology. The entire media technology of the building is fully networked, so that all audio and video signals can be distributed as required. For example, it is possible to reproduce the camera image from the plenary hall in all meeting rooms, etc.

Networked information displays are available in all foyers, providing visitors and members of parliament with information on events, room occupancy, canteen services, etc. In addition, a permanently installed line network has been set up throughout the building for use by broadcasters, eliminating all the annoying mobile cabling for media representatives. A particular challenge in the preparation of this extremely extensive tender was the fact that the project extended over a very long planning period and at the same time media technology equipment and components in particular became obsolete very quickly. Therefore, the invitation to tender had to be formulated in such a way that despite the long time span until the actual implementation, a state-of-the-art system could still be built.

Graner + Partner report: "With the NEVARIS program, we regularly prepare bills of quantities with construction services from the professional media technology sector. Our projects include a higher proportion of special constructions, so that many service items are usually created project-specifically. The intuitively operated layout view makes it easier for us to create the service descriptions directly. The result is immediately visible and is displayed as it will be printed and sent later. Comprehensive explanatory texts, which are often necessary to understand the sometimes very complex plant components, are simply entered as long text in the title descriptions. A detour via additional text items is therefore no longer necessary. Smaller useful tools, such as the ordinal number generator, allow for a quick and meaningful creation of position and title numbering even for large projects. Inserted notes and remarks mark positions that are not yet complete and allow the project team to work on them more quickly. The ability to extract text blocks from past projects or a database allows for position compilation for recurring items such as installation and pipe materials".