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Government Buildings

From May 23 until May 26 Europe will elect a new European Parliament. The European Parliament is the only institution of the EU which is directly elected by EU citizens. Check out the impressive Louise-Weiss Building in Strasbourg where the European Parliament comes to work.

Below is only a small selection of government buildings of all types which can be found in Structurae.

The Louise Weiss Building (European Parliament)

"The architecture of the European Parliament expresses the culture of Europe and its history. It is also representative of our era and of the democratic institution behind the building: a new heritage, destined to achieve its full value through the Parliament’s decisions, was thus created." (ARCHITECTURE STUDIO). more >>

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Berlaymont Building

Berlaymont Building

The Berlaymont hou­ses the head­quar­ters of the Euro­pean Commission, the executive of the European Union (EU). The unique form of its architecture is even used in the European Commission's official emblem. (Lucien de Vestel) more >>
Europa Building

Europa Building

The Europa building in Brussels is the seat of both the European Coun­cil and the Coun­cil of the Euro­pean Union. Its defining feature is the multi-story "lantern-shaped" volume holding the main meeting rooms (Philippe Samyn). more >>
Palace of Europe (C) Council of Europe

Palace of Europe

The Palace of Europe in Strasbourg has served as the seat of the Council of Euro­pe since 1977. Before moving to the Louise Weiss building in 1999, the European Parlia­ment also held its plenary sessions in this building. (Henry Ber­nard) more >>

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Reichstag Building

Today's seat of the German Bundestag has a turbulent history behind it, but as of May 23rd it has been serving its original purpose as a parliament building again for 20 years now. (Paul Wallot, Norman Foster). more >>

Reichstag (© Nicolas Janberg)

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United States Capitol

The United States Capitol, often called the Capitol Building, is the home of the United States Congress and the seat of the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. The original building was completed in 1800 and was subsequently expanded (William Thornton). more >>

United States Capitol (Noclip / Wikimedia Commons)
London City Hall (Norman Foster)
European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg (Richard Rogers)

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