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12 February 2014

1920s – Design for Stormont, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: Sir Arnold Thornely After the partition of Ireland with the Government of Ireland Act, 1920, plans for a large domed building with two subsidiary side buildings, housing all three branches of government...

04 February 2014

1882 – Design for Reichstag, Berlin

Architect: Heinrich Freiherrn von Ferstel Though widely considered one of the better entries for the Reichstag, through a technical error Viennese architect Heinrich Freiherrn von Ferstel’s design for the Berlin Reichstag building received...

26 January 2014

1866 – Houses of Parliament, Ottawa, Ontario

Architect: Thomas Fuller & Chilion Jones In 1859, The Legislative Assembly in Ottawa voted the sum of £75,000 for the erection of a “Parliament House” and offered a premium of $1000 for the...

08 January 2014

1881 – Unbuilt W.H Lynn Proposal for Sydney Parliament

Plans for a new Australian Parliament House for Sydney were first announced in the early 1860s, and again in the late 1890s, although neither came to fruition. In 1861, the Irish architect William...

31 January 2013

1860 – Design for Government Buildings, Ottawa, Canada

Architect: Stent & Laver In May 1859 proposals were invited for Ottawa’s intended parliamentary and departmental buildings and governor general’s residence. The first premium for the design of the departmental buildings, now known...

24 February 2011

1873 – Design for Parliament, Berlin, Germany

Architect: Robert Kerr Published in The Architect, May 31st 1873. Unsuccessful competition entry.

18 February 2010

1745 – Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin

Architect: Richard Cassels Leinster House was designed by Richard Cassels in 1745 for the Earls of Kildare and Leinster, The Fitzgeralds. At this time, this area was undeveloped and known as the lands...

16 February 2010

1803 – Former Houses of Parliament / Bank of Ireland, College Green, Dublin

Architect: Edward Pearce, James Gandon, Robert Parke, Francis Johnston This was the first purpose built Parliament House in the world and was constructed at a great time of public confidence in Dublin. The...

29 January 2010

1999 – Reichstag, Berlin

Architect: Paul Wallot, Foster and Partners Built as a result of an architectural competition, the Reichstag was originally designed by Paul Wallot and completed in 1894. It is a bombastic building, with an...

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