This multi-storey building with a height of 114 metres, in common parlance called „Langer Eugen“ (an insinuation to the small body height of the former President of the Bundestag, Eugen Gerstenmaier, in whose term of office the building was erected), was erected as the chamber of deputies from 1966 – 1969 according to the plans of architect Egon Eiermann.
After the move of the German Parliament to Berlin, the building was used by national and international educational institutions from 1999 to 2003. In May 2003, the German Federal Cabinet donated the building to the United Nations for permanent usage.
Following the extensive renovation, the “Lange Eugen” has been the centre of the UN Campus since 2006 and provides all the UN institutions in Bonn a venue for their international conferences.
Abgeordnetenhochhaus “Langer Eugen” (Chamber of deputies / multi-storey building “Langer Eugen”)
Source: Tourismus&Congress GmbH Region Bonn/Rhein-Sieg/Ahrweiler