High-quality clay pavers give the inner courtyard of the Brandenburg state parliament building in Potsdam, Germany, a modern, prestigious appearance.

Project details

Project Brandenburg State Parliament Building, Potsdam, Germany
Architect Peter Kulka
Clay pavers used Penter Potsdam

Brandenburg State Parliament Building paved courtyard

Brandenburg State Parliament Building © Wienerberger / Jens Krüger

Brandenburg State Parliament Building paved courtyard detail view

Brandenburg State Parliament Building © Wienerberger / Jens Krüger

Brandenburg State Parliament Building paved courtyard

Brandenburg State Parliament Building © Wienerberger

Brandenburg State Parliament Building pavement detail view

Brandenburg State Parliament Building © Wienerberger / Jens Krüger

Brandenburg State Parliament Building pavement in courtyard

Brandenburg State Parliament Building © Wienerberger / Jens Krüger

Brandenburg State Parliament Building from the front

Brandenburg State Parliament Building © Wienerberger / Jens Krüger

Brandenburg State Parliament Building facade detail

Brandenburg State Parliament Building © Wienerberger / Jens Krüger

Precise adaptation of details according to historical model

The Brandenburg State Parliament was newly built, based on a historical model - the former Prussian palace in Potsdam. Unfortunately, the original complex, built in 1744-1751, was destroyed during World War II. The concept of the new building is orientated by the historic ground plan shape of the palace. The paving of the courtyard had to be of high quality, should correspond to the architecture and be in harmony with various details of the surrounding area, such as the park benches and the state parliament building.

Accurate laying of 200.000 brick pavers

Architect Peter Kulka from Dresden, Germany, needed a prestigious and extremely durable paver for a 4.200 m² area, and found the right product with the Penter Potsdam paver. On the spacious courtyard, 200.000 paving bricks were laid on a flat surface without spacers with uniform joints. The purple-brown color of the pavers nicely contrasts the adjacent lawn and develops a special play of colors in the sunlight.

Penter Potsdam pavers - a versatile, regional product

The locally produced Potsdam paver was used for the elaborate paving of the courtyard of the Brandenburg State Parliament. It is named after its place of origin, the City of Potsdam, which is an important source of high-quality clay for brick production. Part of Wienerberger's sustainability concept is to use local resources for the specific products.
 
The extra hard-fired clay results in a paver that has proven to be a durable, easy-to-use material - with a high degree of design versatility. For the planners of the project, safety was very important: the clay paver is considered very abrasion-resistant, non-slip and extremely weather-resistant.

 

 

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