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Nordic Embassies, Tiergarten, Berlin: the communal building (Felleshus)

RIBA45322
Berger & Parkkinen
NOTES: The Nordic Embassies compound consists of an encircling wall and a communal building (architects Berger & Parkkinen), Danish embassy, Swedish embassy, Icelandic embassy, Norwegian embassy, and Finnish embassy.

British Medical Association (now Zimbabwe House), 429 Strand, London

RIBA46603
Adams, Harry Percy (1865-1930)
NOTES: Built as the headquarters for the British Medical Association, this building served as the High Commission of Southern Rhodesia from 1923 until the Rhodesian Unilateral Declaration of Independence on November 11, 1965. It remained a representative office until the colony gained independence as Zimbabwe in 1980 and has since been known as Zimbabwe House. The 'Ages of Man' sculptures by Jacob Epstein, the sculptor's first major commission in England, were carved in situ. The mutilation of the statues occurred in the 1930s when possibly dangerous projecting features were hacked-off after pieces fell from one of the statues.

British Medical Association (now Zimbabwe House), 429 Strand, London: close-up of the upper storeys showing the second-floor windows framed with the 'Ages of Man' sculptures by Jacob Epstein

RIBA47691
Adams, Harry Percy (1865-1930)
NOTES: Built as the headquarters for the British Medical Association, this building served as the High Commission of Southern Rhodesia from 1923 until the Rhodesian Unilateral Declaration of Independence on November 11, 1965. It remained a representative office until the colony gained independence as Zimbabwe in 1980 and has since been known as Zimbabwe House. The 'Ages of Man' sculptures by Jacob Epstein, the sculptor's first major commission in England, were carved in situ. The mutilation of the statues occurred in the 1930s when possibly dangerous projecting features were hacked-off after pieces fell from one of the statues.
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