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European Buildings by Country : Architecture

Key Contemporary Architectural Developments across Europe

European Buildings – geographical by country

The Orange Cube France
photo : Nicolas Borel

We list architecture in Europe by country on this page, in alphabetical order:

Albania
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech
Denmark
England
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Kosovo
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Scotland
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
Wales

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European Architecture

European Buildings – Brief Synopsis

The key contemporary European buildings tend to – as is logical – be found in the larger countries of Western Europe, namely Germany, France, UK, Italy and Spain. But over the years certain countries have established – and then lost – great reputations for top quality architecture. In the last three decades this applied to Switzerland and then Spain. Of course they still both produce a good range of top quality architecture, it is just that the fashion focus has moved on, and to a certain extent the actual determinants have been weakened, principally rich clients.

Another country which went through an architectural peak was the UK with the surge of Lottery funded buildings, many of them surplus to specific societal needs. With chnages to Lottery funding this source of major new buildings has dried up.

In the 20th Century European architecture was driven by styles – Art Nouveau, De Stijl, Art Deco, Modernism, Futurism, Brutalism, Postmodernism, Deconstructivism – but this style-driven approach to designing buildings has been fractured by new forces, especially globalism and the internet. New freedoms and ways of our society mean manifestoes and tight stylistic groups are currently ‘out’ but naturally this will change again.

Adrian Welch, architect & Editor – consructive  views welcome.


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World Buildings – geographical

by continent
African
Asian
Australasian
European
North American
South American

European Prize for Architecture – winners news, 2012
TYIN tegnestue Architects
Soe Ker Tie House
photograph : Pasi Aalto / pasiaalto.com

The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies announce that two young Norwegian architects, Andreas G. Gjertsen and Yashar Hanstad, principals of the architecture cooperative, TYIN tegnestue Architects in Trondheim, Norway, have been named as this year’s winners of The European Prize for Architecture for their humanitarian work designing and building with community participation in poor and underdeveloped areas in Africa and Asia.

Europe 40 Under 40 Awards

European Architecture Competition

European Blind Date : wonderland Event

Venice Biennale European Pavilion

European Hotel Design Awards

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European Buildings