Tintenpalast

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Tintenpalast in Windhoek
Tintenpalast with Parliament Gardens

The Tintenpalast (German for "Ink Palace") is the seat of both chambers of the Namibian legislature, the National Council and the National Assembly. It is located in the Namibian capital of Windhoek.

The Tintenpalast, which is located just north of Robert Mugabe Avenue, was designed by German architect Gottlieb Redecker and built by the company Sander & Kock between 1912 and 1913 out of regional materials as an administration building for the German government, which colonized Namibia at the time. As an allusion to the large ink usage by the workers in the building, it was named "Tintenpalast" or "Ink Palace". The building is surrounded by the Parliament Gardens which is very popular among the inhabitants of Windhoek.

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This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.

Coordinates: 22°34′00″S 17°05′21″E / 22.5666°S 17.0893°E / -22.5666; 17.0893