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29 January 2010

2003 – Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus, Berlin

Architect: Stephan Braunfels With reunification came the need for institutions to accompany the parliament. Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus was built on the banks of the Spree to house the library and Reference and Research Services of...

29 January 2010

2001 – Paul-Löbe-Haus, Berlin

Architect: Stephan Braunfels After the Bundestag moved back to Berlin, buildings had to be constructed to contain supporting services. Paul-Löbe-Haus, built alongside the Reichstag houses the committees of the Bundestag. The building has...

29 January 2010

2001 – The Chancellery, Berlin

Architects: Axel Schultes, Charlotte Frank The Federal Chancellery stands at the western end of the “Bundesband”, the strip of federal buildings that stretches across the bend in the River Spree to form a...

16 December 2009

1887 – Ministry of Finance, Quebec City, Quebec

Architect: Eugène-Etienne Tache Originally built as a courthouse, and was restored again from 1983 to 1987. Since then it has been Québec’s Ministry of Justice. The architect of the exterior was Eugène-Etienne Tache,...

10 December 2009

1927 – Houses of Parliament, Ottawa, Ontario

Architects: John Pearson & Omar Marchand The original structure was designed by Thomas Fuller and Chilion Jones. The Palace of Westminster in London had recently been rebuilt in a Gothic Revival style, and...

03 December 2009

15th C. – Palau de la Generalitat, Barcelona

Seat of the regional Catalan government, the Palau de la Generalitat dates from the early 15th century but has been remodelled over the centuries. The facade shown is a late 15th century development...

07 October 2009

1734 – Palacio de San Telmo, Seville, Spain

This magnificent palace was built in 1682 to serve as a marine university, training ships, pilots, navigators and high ranking officers. It is named after St. Telmo, the patron saint of navigators. In...

01 October 2009

1907 – New Departmental Buildings, Ottawa, Ontario

Architect: E. & W.S. Maxwell

01 October 2009

1907 – New Departmental & Justice Buildings, Ottawa, Ontario

Architect: Darling & Pearson