- Federal Palace of Switzerland
View from the Bundesplatz
General information Town or city Bern Country Switzerland Completed 1 April 1902 Design and construction Architect Hans Auer
The Federal Palace (German: Bundeshaus, French: Palais fédéral, Italian: Palazzo federale; Latin: Curia Confoederationis Helveticae) is the name of the building in Bern in which the Swiss Federal Assembly (federal parliament) and the Federal Council are housed.
The two chambers where the National Council and the Council of States meet are separated by the Hall of the Dome. The dome itself has an external height of 64 m, and an internal height of 33 m. The mosaic in the center represents the Federal coat of arms along with the Latin motto Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno (One for all, and all for one), surrounded by the coat of arms of the 22 cantons that existed in 1902. The coat of arms of the Canton of Jura, created in 1979, was placed outside of the mosaic.
The name in German means "federal house", whereas the French and Italian names both translate to "Federal Palace".
- The Federal Assembly - The Swiss Parliament: Architecture, on the official website of the Swiss parliament
- Images of the Parliament Building
- The 100 years of Parliament buildings
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