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Government Architecture : Building
Major Architectural Projects from around the World
We've selected what we feel are the key examples of Government Architecture. We aim to include buildings that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.
We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the world. The focus is on contemporary Government buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.
Recent Government Building
Dandenong Government Services Offices, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
photograph : Peter Bennetts
Dandenong Government Services Offices - 5 Oct 2012
The Government Services Offices development is one of the key projects of the Revitalising Central Dandenong initiative, a major urban renewal project being led by Places Victoria and the Victorian State Government. Developed and built by Grocon, the challenge of this landmark development was to create a high standard of urban design and quality workplace in this outer-suburban region, and to assist in the rebirth of the precinct as a major mixed-use activity centre.
OAC Girona, Catalunya, Spain
Architects: raichdelrio estudi d'arquitectura. arichtecture & urbanism works. miquel del río & lluís raich
photo : Santiago Garcés
OAC Girona - 9 Nov 2010
Doing an attention model based on the suppression of barriers between worker and citizen. Rethinking how to serve the citizen in all the fields: circulations, attention surfaces, computers, waiting areas. Qualifying the working place and at the same time offering a citizen-friendly space. Facing the diversification of offices in the Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan government), the model creates a strong unique image for all the offices. This offices will have to seek for the citizen contact, calling it to participate in the interior and making its activity visible from the exterior always that it's possible.
Government Building Designs
Key Government Building Projects, alphabetical:
New General Building of Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France
Art & Build Architect
photo from architects
Council of Europe Strasbourg
Scottish Executive, Edinburgh, Scotland
photograph © Jason Baxter
Scottish Executive Building
Now titled Scottish Government Building
The Scottish Executive - formerly the Scottish Office - is a solid building in symmetrical three-storey shape possibly to recall warehouse that existed previously on the site, though one suspects the shape was highly cost-efficient; interesting sandblasted sculpture/screen at back of entrance hall, two atria to each side.
Victoria Quay is located in the centre of a huge redevelopment area mostly owned by Forth Ports. The building was opened on 1 Jul 1996 by HM Queen Elizabeth II. The Victoria Quay building has 35,000 sqm of accommodation on four floors and is 250m long.
More Government Building projects online soon
Government Developments - no images, alphabetical:
Saudi Arabian Foreign Ministry, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
UN Building, New York, USA
Le Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer, Sir Howard Robertson
with Harrison & Abramovitz Architects
UN Building New York (not governmental but related)
picture © COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
Government Office Buildings for the North East, Newcastle, England
building picture © Adrian Welch
Government office building
Key Parliament Buildings
New Zealand Parliament Building
photo © Adrian Welch
Houses of Parliament London
image © webbaviation
Scottish Parliament Building
photograph © Keith Hunter
Town Hall Buildings
Buildings / photos for the Contemporary Government Architecture page welcome:
Government Buildings - page : adrian welch / isabelle lomholt