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Parliament

Award: Wood Pencil

Wood Pencil / Book Design / Culture, Art & Design Books / 2017

Parliament is the space where politics literally takes shape. Here, collective decisions take form in a specific setting where relationships between political actors are organized through architecture. The architecture of spaces of political congregation is not only an expression of a political culture, it also shapes this culture.

In this book, architecture office XML explores the double-sided relationship between space and politics by documenting and comparing the plenary halls of the parliaments of all 193 United Nations member states.

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