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European Buildings by Country : Architecture

Key Contemporary Architectural Developments across Europe

post updated 17 February 2024

European Buildings – geographical by country

The Orange Cube France - new European Architecture
photo : Nicolas Borel

We list architecture in Europe by country on this page, in alphabetical order:

Albania Architecture
Austrian Architecture

Belarus Buildings
Belgian Architecture
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgarian Buildings

Croatian Architecture
Cyprus Architecture
Czech Architecture

Danish Architecture

English Architecture
Estonian Architecture

Finnish Architecture
French Architecture

German Architecture
Greek Architecture

Hungarian Architecture

Icelandic Architecture
Irish Architecture
Italian Architecture

Kosovo Buildings

Latvian Architecture
Liechtenstein Architecture
Lithuanian Architecture
Luxembourg Architecture

Malta Buildings
Monaco Architecture
Montenegro Buildings

Dutch Architecture
Norwegian Architecture

Polish Architecture
Portuguese Architecture

Romanian Architecture
Russian Architecture

Scottish Architecture
Serbian Architecture
Slovakian Architecture
Slovenian Architecture
Spanish Architecture
Swedish Architecture
Swiss Architecture

Turkey Architecture

Ukraine Architecture

Welsh Architecture

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European Buildings – Brief Synopsis

The key contemporary European buildings tend to – as is logical – be found in the larger countries of Western Europe, namely Germany, France, UK, Italy and Spain. But over the years certain countries have established – and then lost – great reputations for top quality architecture. In the last three decades this applied to Switzerland and then Spain. Of course they still both produce a good range of top quality architecture, it is just that the fashion focus has moved on, and to a certain extent the actual determinants have been weakened, principally rich clients.

Another country which went through an architectural peak was the UK with the surge of Lottery funded buildings, many of them surplus to specific societal needs. With chnages to Lottery funding this source of major new buildings has dried up.

In the 20th Century European architecture was driven by styles – Art Nouveau, De Stijl, Art Deco, Modernism, Futurism, Brutalism, Postmodernism, Deconstructivism – but this style-driven approach to designing buildings has been fractured by new forces, especially globalism and the internet. New freedoms and ways of our society mean manifestoes and tight stylistic groups are currently ‘out’ but naturally this will change again.

Adrian Welch, architect & Editor – constructive views welcome.

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European Prize for Architecture – winners news, 2012
Design: TYIN tegnestue Architects
Soe Ker Tie House
photograph : Pasi Aalto /
The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies announce that two young Norwegian architects, Andreas G. Gjertsen and Yashar Hanstad, principals of the architecture cooperative, TYIN tegnestue Architects in Trondheim, Norway, have been named as this year’s winners of The European Prize for Architecture for their humanitarian work designing and building with community participation in poor and underdeveloped areas in Africa and Asia.

Europe 40 Under 40 Awards

European Architecture Competition

Spire London Docklands Tower
Design: HOK, Architects
Spire London Docklands building - European Architecture
image from architect
Spire London Docklands Tower
News about the tallest resi-tower building in Western Europe

wonderland Event : European Blind Date

Venice Biennale European Pavilion

European Hotel Awards

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