German Chancellor’s residence will be doubled
By the way, its design was developed by the same architects who designed the current office, erected in 2001. Then Axel Schultes and Charlotte Frank received an award for her, although the 36-meter glass whopper received many unflattering nicknames like “washing machine” and even “elephant’s toilet”. The German government moved there from the former building of the State Council of the GDR in east Berlin. It served as a temporary residence for the Cabinet since 1999, after moving from Bonn – the Federal Republic of Germany’s executive power has been there since the time of the division of the country. The first chancellor to move into the new building was Gerhard Schroeder. By the way, until now he was the only one who took the opportunity to live in a state-owned two-room apartment on the eighth floor. As you know, Angela Merkel prefers to live with her husband in her own apartment in an ordinary house not far from the government quarter. In addition to the official and banquet halls, the current stationelyaria has its own kitchen, a refrigerator for flowers and even a wine cellar.
Plans to expand the territory have been discussed in Germany for the last ten years. Even in such a spacious and modern building, the employees were cramped, many had to work from outside.