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29 January 2010

1976 – Palast der Republik, Berlin

Architects: Heinz Graffunder, Karl-Ernst Swora The modern Palast der Republik rose on part of the site of a Berlin palace between 1973 and 1976. A vast building with a facade of over 180...

14 December 2009

1875 – Premiated Design for New Parliament House, Berlin

Architect: Sir George Gilbert Scott Premiated entry after international architectural competition to design a new parliament for the then recently unified Germany.

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...

25 November 2009

1728 – Assemblée Nationale, Paris

Architects: Lorenzo Giardine The Assemblée Nationale is a building with a varied history of ownership, redevelopment and differant purposes. In 1792, it was confiscated and redeveloped as a Parliament building. The twelve column...

24 September 2009

1932 – Stormont Parliament Building, Belfast

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...

08 September 2009

1929 – Parliament House, Melbourne, Victoria

Architect: Peter Kerr In the early 1850s a competition was held for a design for the building, but all the entries were rejected and the government architect, Charles Pasley, came up with a...

07 September 2009

1988 – Australian Parliament Building, Canberra

Architect: Romaldo Giurgola In 1978 the government decided to proceed with a new building on Capital Hill, and the Parliament House Construction Authority was created. A two-stage competition was announced, for which the...

04 September 2009

1929 – Capitolio, Havana, Cuba

Architect: Eugenio Raynieri El Capitolio, or the National Capitol Building in Havana, Cuba, was the seat of government in Cuba until after the Cuban Revolution in 1959, and is now home to the...

02 September 2009

2004 – Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Architect: EMBT/RMJM