This vacant barracks in Bonn contained abundant space for a number of new ministries. Both the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and the Ministry of Labour were headquartered there.
The abandoned barracks in Bonn counted as one of the major trump cards that Bonn had in its deck in applying to become the capital of West Germany in 1949. The Ministry of Foo and Agriculture moved into the Troilo Barracks in Duisdorf in the summer of 1950. The facility had also housed, since the spring of 1950 the Ministry of Labour, which from 1982 to 1999 was associated with the personage of a cabinet minister by the name of Norbert Blüm.
After parliament and some government agencies relocated to Berlin in 1999, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture held on to its first Bonn headquarters. Today, the Ministry of Labour uses the building as a secondary official seat; it shared the campus with the Ministry of Health until it moved into a new building in 2007.