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Major Public Architectural Projects from around the World – Built Environment Updates

Latest Town Hall Building Designs

City Hall Architecture – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

New Town Hall Buildings – chronological list

6 Aug 2018
Eysturkommuna Town Hall, Norðragøta, Eysturkommuna, Faroe Islands
Architects: Henning Larsen
Eysturkommuna Town Hall on the Faroe Islands
photography : Nic Lehoux

Eysturkommuna Town Hall Building
Located in the breathtaking Faroese landscape, the 750 sqm green roofed town hall of Eysturkommuna bridges the river in the village of Norðragøta and unites what used to be two separated municipalities into one.

26 Sep 2016
New Town Hall Building in Uppsala, Sweden
Design: Henning Larsen Architects with SLA and Tyréns
New Town Hall in Uppsala
illustration : Henning Larsen Architects

Architecture competition win for a new town hall of 25,000 m2 in Uppsala, Sweden: “A courtyard covered with a great glass roof make up the heart of the town hall where public services and programs are situated.”

page updated 7 Sep 2016
Holte Town Hall Building, Denmark
Design: Arne Jacobsen Architect and Flemming Lassen
Holte Town Hall
photograph © Adrian Welch

Søllerød Town Hall Building
This austere Functionalist style building was completed in 1942.

16 Sep 2013
City Hall Kiruna, northern Sweden
Design: Henning Larsen Architects
New City Hall in Kiruna
picture from architects

Henning Larsen Architects in collaboration with Tema Landscape Architects Sweden, WSP Engineers Sweden and UiWE Cultural Designers have won the competition for a new city hall in Kiruna in Northern Sweden. The city hall will mark the beginning of the development of an entirely new city centre in Kiruna.

30 Aug 2013
Gelsenkirchen Town Hall Building, Germany – Hans-Sachs-Haus Conversion
Design: von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp)
Gelsenkirchen Town Hall Building
photo from architect

After a construction period of four years, the city of Gelsenkirchen is this weekend celebrating the opening of its new town hall, which was converted to plans by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp). In addition to speeches, tours of the premises and other festivities, gmp founding partner Volkwin Marg, town planner Kuni¬bert Wachten and architectural critic Dieter Bartetzko will be talking about this new building on old foundations in a round-table discussion.

12 Jul 2013
Toender City Hall Building, southern Denmark
Design: Holm Architecture Office (HAO) + Sebastian Misiurek
Toender City Hall Building
image from architects

The new building is designed as a finger plan. The plan layout maximizes views from all the interior office and allows the landscape to extend all the way up to the new building. This mix of building and landscape creates a series exterior seating and gathering spaces that serves both the people that works in the building as well as the city’s inhabitants.
The building is designed to integrate a high degree of spatial flexibility, enabling the building to programmatically change over time, and incorporates a number of informal work and meeting spaces.

12 Feb 2013
City Hall Kufstein, Austria
Design: Architekten Giner, Wucherer
City Hall Kufstein Building
photo : Lukas Schaller

City Hall Kufstein
The city of Kufstein, situated next to the green river “Inn“ is characterized by its mighty round fortress which looks upon the city. The city centre with its towers, church-roofs, domes and pediments is in a dialogue with this fortress structure.

21 Sep 2012
Adana Çukurova – Cultural Centre Building, south east Turkey
Design: Derya Ekim Öztepe and Ozan Öztepe
Adana Çukurova Building
image from architects

Adana Çukurova
Derya Ekim Öztepe and Ozan Öztepe’s project won the First Prize for this Turkish architectural competition for a city hall and cultural center – construction of the building is now well under way.

25 Aug 2012
Egedal Town Hall and Health Centre, Denmark
Henning Larsen Architects
Egedal Town Hall Building
picture from architects

Egedal Town Hall Building
Henning Larsen Architects and a group consisting of turnkey contractor Züblin, landscape architect SLA and consulting engineers Henrik Larsen and Jørgen Nielsen have won the competition for Egedal Town Hall and Health Centre. The building of 18,000 m2 in North Zealand will be the centre of the new, merged Egedal Municipality.

27 Mar 2012
City Hall Harelbeke, Belgium
Dehullu – Architects
Belgian Town Hall Building
picture : Tim Van de Velde

City Hall Harelbeke
Due to the growing needs of the city services, the Town Hall was looking for an extension of their site. In order to anticipate these growing needs a masterplan was developped. In this plan the historic site of a 19th century flax-factory was incorporated in the new site of the Town Hall. Redevelopping the new site, a new entrance building was designed, centrally located between two existing historically valuable buildings.

Recent Town Hall Building Designs

City Hall + Cultural Center in Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
3XN Architects
Cultural Center Nieuwegein
photo © Adam Mørk

City Hall Nieuwegein – 26 Mar 2012
The new City Hall and cultural center in the Dutch city of Nieuwegein, is designed to create cohesion and the foundation for a stronger local community. A modern participatory democracy requires transparency and communication at eye level in the encounter between citizen and authority. These elements have been the core of Danish practice 3XN’s design. “It was important for us to create a building that was welcoming, rather than authoritarian in its expression,” says Principal and founder of 3XN, Kim Herforth Nielsen.

4 Oct 2011
New Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts at Hornsey Town Hall, Crouch End, London, England, UK
Design: Bennetts Associates
Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
images : Bennetts Associates

Hornsey Town Hall Building Redevelopment
Bennetts Associates has prepared preliminary proposals to convert the landmark Grade II* listed Hornsey Town Hall in Crouch End into a new drama school for Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

12 Aug 2011
City Hall Søgne, Norway
a-lab, Architects
Søgne City Hall Building
picture : a-lab

Søgne City Hall
The construction of the new library and renovation of City Hall in Søgne, Norway is starting in the midst of September. Architects A-lab is behind the new project. The parish hall will be rebuilt, and the building will get a new third floor, which will allow for an outdoor scene. The future-oriented new library will be twice as large as the current one.

Nov 5, 2008
Seattle Civic Center, Washington
Seattle Civic Center building
image : narinder sagoo_foster partners
Seattle Civic Center

Aug 26, 2008
City of Vista Civic Center
Design: Carrier Johnson + CULTURE
City of Vista Civic Center
image courtesy of the architects office

City of Vista Civic Center

Town Hall Buildings

Key Civic Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

Aarhus Town Hall, Jylland
Arne Jacobsen
Aarhus Town Hall Building
photo © Adrian Welch

Aarhus Town Hall Building
Athlone Civic Centre + Square, Ireland
Keith Williams Architects
Irish civic building
picture : Eamonn O’Mahony

Irish civic building, Athlone
Benavente Town Hall Building Renovation
José Juan Barba Arquitectos
Benavente Town Hall Building
photo : Ignacio Bisbal Grandal

Benavente Town Hall Building
Bologna Civic Offices, Italy
Mario Cucinella Architects
Bologna Civic Offices
photo : Daniele Domenicali

Bologna Civic Offices
Budapest City Hall, Hungary
Erick van Egeraat
Budapest City Hall
image © EEA

Budapest City Hall : architecture contest
Hillerød Town Hall Building, Denmark
KHR arkitekter
Hillerød Town Hall Building
image from 2plus

Hillerød Town Hall Building, Sjælland
Kildare Civic Offices, Republic of Ireland
Kildare Civic Offices
image © Hisao Suzuki

Kildare County Council Offices
Leeds Town Hall, England
Cuthbert Brodrick
Leeds Town Hall
photo © Adrian Welch

Leeds Town Hall Building
Liverpool Town Hall, England
John Wood of Bath, Architect
Liverpool Town Hall
photo © Adrian Welch

Liverpool Town Hall Building
Manchester Town Hall, England
Alfred Waterhouse
Manchester Town Hall
photo © Adrian Welch

Manchester Town Hall
Raðhús : City Hall Reykjavik
Studio Granda
City Hall Reykjavik
picture © David Welch

Reykjavik City Hall Building
Scharnhauser Park Town Hall, Germany
Jürgen Mayer H
Scharnhauser Park Town Hall
photograph : David Franck

German public building, Pitterpatterns
Town Hall and Cultural Centre, Greece
Potiropoulos D+L Architects
Gerakas Town Hall Building
picture from architect

Gerakas Town Hall Building, Attiki

More Town Hall Architecture projects online soon

Civic Buildings

Town Halls – no images / links, alphabetical:

Aarhus Town Hall Building Annex, Jutland, Denmark
3XN Architects

Kibi-cho City Hall / Kibi Dome, Wakayama, Japan
Kisho Kurokawa

Lahti Town Hall, Lahti, Finland
Eliel Saarinen

Logroño Town Hall Building, Logroño, Spain
Rafael Moneo Architects

Manchester Town Hall, England
Alfred Waterhouse

Murcia Town Hall Building, Spain
Rafael Moneo Architects

Rødovre City Hall, Sjælland, Denmark
Arne Jacobsen

Säynätsalo Town Hall, Jyväskylä, Finland
Alvar Aalto Architect

Yusuhara Town Hall, Yusuhara, Kochi Prefecture, Japan
Kengo Kuma & Associates

More Civic Buildings online soon

Community Centre Buildings

Manchester Town Hall Extension, north west England
Manchester Town Hall Extension
picture © Adrian Welch

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