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Major Public Architectural Projects from around the World – Built Environment Updates

post updated 14 August 2021

Latest Town Hall Building Designs

City Hall Architecture – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Town Hall building designs – chronological list

6 Aug 2018
Eysturkommuna Town Hall, Norðragøta, Eysturkommuna, Faroe Islands
Architects: Henning Larsen
Eysturkommuna Town Hall on the Faroe Islands
photography : Nic Lehoux
Eysturkommuna Town Hall Building
Located in the breathtaking Faroese landscape, the 750 sqm green roofed town hall of Eysturkommuna bridges the river in the village of Norðragøta and unites what used to be two separated municipalities into one.

26 Sep 2016
New Town Hall Building in Uppsala, Sweden
Design: Henning Larsen Architects with SLA and Tyréns
New Town Hall in Uppsala
illustration : Henning Larsen Architects
New Town Hall Building in Uppsala
Architecture competition win for a new town hall of 25,000 m2 in Uppsala, Sweden: “A courtyard covered with a great glass roof make up the heart of the town hall where public services and programs are situated.”

page updated 7 Sep 2016
Holte Town Hall Building, Denmark
Design: Arne Jacobsen Architect and Flemming Lassen
Holte Town Hall
photograph © Adrian Welch
Søllerød Town Hall Building
This austere Functionalist style building was completed in 1942.

16 Sep 2013
City Hall Kiruna, northern Sweden
Design: Henning Larsen Architects
New City Hall in Kiruna
picture from architects
City Hall Kiruna
Henning Larsen Architects in collaboration with Tema Landscape Architects Sweden, WSP Engineers Sweden and UiWE Cultural Designers have won the competition for a new city hall in Kiruna in Northern Sweden. The city hall will mark the beginning of the development of an entirely new city centre in Kiruna.

30 Aug 2013
Gelsenkirchen Town Hall Building, Germany – Hans-Sachs-Haus Conversion
Design: von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp)
Gelsenkirchen Town Hall Building
photo from architect
Gelsenkirchen Town Hall Building
After a construction period of four years, the city of Gelsenkirchen is this weekend celebrating the opening of its new town hall, which was converted to plans by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp).

12 Jul 2013
Toender City Hall Building, southern Denmark
Design: Holm Architecture Office (HAO) + Sebastian Misiurek
Toender City Hall Building
image from architects
Toender City Hall Building
The new building is designed as a finger plan. The plan layout maximizes views from all the interior office and allows the landscape to extend all the way up to the new building.

12 Feb 2013
City Hall Kufstein, Austria
Design: Architekten Giner, Wucherer
City Hall Kufstein Building
photo : Lukas Schaller
City Hall Kufstein
The city of Kufstein, situated next to the green river “Inn“ is characterized by its mighty round fortress which looks upon the city. The city centre with its towers, church-roofs, domes and pediments is in a dialogue with this fortress structure.

21 Sep 2012
Adana Çukurova – Cultural Centre Building, south east Turkey
Design: Derya Ekim Öztepe and Ozan Öztepe
Adana Çukurova Building
image from architects
Adana Çukurova
Derya Ekim Öztepe and Ozan Öztepe’s project won the First Prize for this Turkish architectural competition for a city hall and cultural center – construction of the building is now well under way.

25 Aug 2012
Egedal Town Hall and Health Centre, Denmark
Design: Henning Larsen Architects
Egedal Town Hall Building
picture from architects
Egedal Town Hall Building
Henning Larsen Architects and a group consisting of turnkey contractor Züblin, landscape architect SLA and consulting engineers Henrik Larsen and Jørgen Nielsen have won the competition for Egedal Town Hall and Health Centre.

27 Mar 2012
City Hall Harelbeke, Belgium
Design: Dehullu – Architects
Belgian Town Hall Building
picture : Tim Van de Velde
City Hall Harelbeke
Due to the growing needs of the city services, the Town Hall was looking for an extension of their site. In order to anticipate these growing needs a masterplan was developed.

Recent Town Hall Building Designs

26 Mar 2012
City Hall + Cultural Center in Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
Design: 3XN Architects
Cultural Center Nieuwegein
photo © Adam Mørk
City Hall Nieuwegein
The new City Hall and cultural center in the Dutch city of Nieuwegein, is designed to create cohesion and the foundation for a stronger local community.

4 Oct 2011
New Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts at Hornsey Town Hall, Crouch End, London, England, UK
Design: Bennetts Associates
Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
images : Bennetts Associates
Hornsey Town Hall Building Redevelopment
Bennetts Associates has prepared preliminary proposals to convert the landmark Grade II* listed Hornsey Town Hall in Crouch End into a new drama school for Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

12 Aug 2011
City Hall Søgne, Norway
Design: a-lab Architects
Søgne City Hall Building
picture : a-lab
Søgne City Hall
The construction of the new library and renovation of City Hall in Søgne, Norway is starting in the midst of September. Architects A-lab is behind the new project.

Nov 5, 2008
Seattle Civic Center, Washington, USA
Design: Foster + Partners
Seattle Civic Center building
image : narinder sagoo, Foster + Partners
Seattle Civic Center

Aug 26, 2008
City of Vista Civic Center
Design: Carrier Johnson + CULTURE
City of Vista Civic Center
image courtesy of the architects office
City of Vista Civic Center

Town Hall Buildings

Key Civic Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

Aarhus Town Hall, Jylland
Arne Jacobsen
Aarhus Town Hall Building
photo © Adrian Welch
Aarhus Town Hall Building

Athlone Civic Centre + Square, Ireland
Keith Williams Architects
Irish civic building
picture : Eamonn O’Mahony
Irish civic building, Athlone

Benavente Town Hall Building Renovation
José Juan Barba Arquitectos
Benavente Town Hall Building
photo : Ignacio Bisbal Grandal
Benavente Town Hall Building

Bologna Civic Offices, Italy
Mario Cucinella Architects
Bologna Civic Offices
photo : Daniele Domenicali
Bologna Civic Offices

Budapest City Hall, Hungary
Erick van Egeraat
Budapest City Hall
image © EEA
Budapest City Hall : architecture contest

Hillerød Town Hall Building, Denmark
KHR arkitekter
Hillerød Town Hall Building
image from 2plus
Hillerød Town Hall Building, Sjælland

Kildare Civic Offices, Republic of Ireland
Kildare Civic Offices
image © Hisao Suzuki
Kildare County Council Offices

Leeds Town Hall, England
Cuthbert Brodrick
Leeds Town Hall
photo © Adrian Welch
Leeds Town Hall Building

Liverpool Town Hall, England
John Wood of Bath Architect
Liverpool Town Hall
photo © Adrian Welch
Liverpool Town Hall Building

Manchester Town Hall, England, UK
Alfred Waterhouse
Manchester Town Hall
photo © Adrian Welch
Manchester Town Hall

Raðhús : City Hall Reykjavik
Studio Granda
City Hall Reykjavik
picture © David Welch
Reykjavik City Hall Building

Scharnhauser Park Town Hall, Germany
Jürgen Mayer H
Scharnhauser Park Town Hall
photograph : David Franck
German public building, Pitterpatterns

Town Hall and Cultural Centre, Greece
Potiropoulos D+L Architects
Gerakas Town Hall Building
picture from architect
Gerakas Town Hall Building, Attiki

More Town Hall Architecture projects online soon

Civic Buildings

Town Halls – no images / links, alphabetical:

Aarhus Town Hall Building Annex, Jutland, Denmark
3XN Architects

Kibi-cho City Hall / Kibi Dome, Wakayama, Japan
Kisho Kurokawa

Lahti Town Hall, Lahti, Finland
Eliel Saarinen

Logroño Town Hall Building, Logroño, Spain
Rafael Moneo Architects

Murcia Town Hall Building, Spain
Rafael Moneo Architects

Rødovre City Hall, Sjælland, Denmark
Arne Jacobsen

Säynätsalo Town Hall, Jyväskylä, Finland
Alvar Aalto Architect

Yusuhara Town Hall, Yusuhara, Kochi Prefecture, Japan
Kengo Kuma & Associates

More Civic Buildings online soon

Community Centre Buildings

Manchester Town Hall Extension, north west England

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