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National Congress buildings, Eixo Monumental, Brasilia: the Chamber of Deputies and the Towers of Congress

RIBA2161-16
Niemeyer, Oscar (1907-2012)
NOTES: The city of Brasilia was planned and developed in 1956 with Lucio Costa as chief urban planner and Oscar Niemeyer as principal architect. It formally became the capital of Brazil in 1960 and is the seat of all three branches of the Brazilian government. The National Congress buildings completed in 1958, comprise the Federal Senate, the Chamber of Deputies and the administrative twin Towers of Congress.

Sunderland Civic Centre

RIBA2529-9
Sir Basil Spence Bonnington & Collins

Prague Castle: the black diorite vase

RIBA2593-12
Plecnik, Joze (1872-1957)

City Hall Complex, Tokyo

RIBA2605-12
Kenzo Tange Associates
NOTES: The complex is also known as the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Offices.

Reconstruction of the Houses of Parliament, Palace of Westminster, London, following war damage

RIBA2720-18
Barry, Sir Charles (1795-1860)
NOTES: The House of Commons chamber was destroyed by bombing on 10 May 1941. The chamber was rebuilt by Giles Gilbert Scott and was completed in 1950.

Poundbury Centre, Dorchester: front elevation

RIBA2811-22
Krier, Leon (1946-)

Reichstag, Berlin: the dome seen from the terrace

RIBA2815-22
Foster & Partners
NOTES: The Reichstag has been the seat of the Bundestag since April 1999. The original 1894 building (architect Paul Wallot), was damaged by a fire in 1933 and bombed severely during World War II, leaving it gutted. After reunification, Foster & Partners were commissioned to redesign a new parliament for the Bundestag inside the shell of the old building, creating a new dome in the process.

Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, seen from Lambeth

RIBA2917-27
Barry, Sir Charles (1795-1860)

Waterloo Bridge seen from the South Bank with Somerset House across the river, London

RIBA2921-27
Scott, Sir Giles Gilbert (1880-1960)
NOTES: Sir G. G. Scott designed Waterloo Bridge, completed in 1945, while Sir William Chambers was responsible for the Palladian style Somerset House, Strand, completed in 1796.
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