New Splendour for the State Parliament
After more than 50 years, the parliament building in Hanover had gotten old and showed not only signs of wear and tear but also an outdated, gloomy picture. In addition, there were strong structural defects and inadequate accessibility. Due to the high cost of a new building, it was decided in 2014 to fundamentally renovate the parliament building and modernized the old plenary hall, the foyer and the restaurant area.
While the external appearance of the Lower Saxony state parliament remained almost unchanged, numerous changes were made indoors. These were reinterpreted in the spirit of the architect Dieter Oesterlen and implemented accordingly. Growing needs also flowed into the redesign of the plenary hall and the areas for restaurants, offices, meeting rooms and visitors. The Lindner Group was involved in several interior design services. Various drywall works were carried out and the Lindner partition wall system Life 137 was installed in the foyer area. The plenary hall and the adjoining corridor areas received the real wood veneer wall cladding FIREwood as well as 26 object and fire doors, some with integrated sound insulation. For this purpose, 230 m² of the wall cladding with the fire protection requirement A2 and 270 m² with the requirement B1 were used. For the ceiling cladding, use was made of 45 m² with class A2 and 130 m² of the lightweight system COMPprint in digital printing in walnut look with additional cooling function. Furthermore, a 240 m² acoustic wall cladding made of powder-coated sheet steel was installed on the front side in the plenary hall, on which an artistic adaptation of a glass collage of the Lower Saxony coat of arms with laminated safety glass is installed. In addition to built-in furniture, such as the control desks in the hall, parapet claddings and glass railings were also included in the performance spectrum of Lindner.