Schürmann-Bau

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The Schürmann-Bau with the Post Tower in the background

The Schürmann-Bau is an office building in Bonn, named after its architect Joachim Schürmann. The building houses the headquarters of the Deutsche Welle, after being originally planned for the members of parliament. The construction site was heavily damaged in spring 1993 by a flood of the Rhine. During the construction period there was no flood control installed. Only in 1997, the damaged building was renovated. Estimated costs were 700 million Euros.

Art[edit]

Since September 2004 a series of art objects by international artists can be found in the outside areas of the building. These include "Fest für Neptun" by Sokari Douglas Camp, "Ich und der Hahn - Hören und Sehen" by Babak Saed and "Comunicación cruzada" by Manuel Marin.

Coordinates: 50°43′01″N 7°07′39″E / 50.717°N 7.1275°E / 50.717; 7.1275