After six years of construction, the building of the NRW parliament was inaugurated in 1988. The design based on cylinders and arcs by architects Eller, Maier and Walter unanimously won a national competition. A steel sculpture by Dani Karavan is embedded into the square in front of the main entrance. It was originally designed as a fountain, but never used as one. The name "Tzaphon" is Hebrew for north. The rail in the tilted disc is aligned to the north-south axis. The white structure on the other side of the promenade is the temporary theater of the Rhine Opera Düsseldorf. The opera house is currently undergoing renovation. The poster on the wall of the parliament building is an invitation to an exhibition about politics and everyday life in the founding year of North Rhine-Westphalia.
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