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The Sociology of ArchitectureConstructing Identities$
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Paul Jones

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781846310768

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846315930

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‘European’ Architecture: Politics in Search of Form and Meaning

‘European’ Architecture: Politics in Search of Form and Meaning

(p.141) 7 ‘European’ Architecture: Politics in Search of Form and Meaning
The Sociology of Architecture
Liverpool University Press

This chapter explores the role of architecture in the contemporary European context. It examines the European Union's attempts to mobilize European architects to develop socially significant forms. The chapter also assesses the role of nation states in ‘Europeanizing’ existing national architectural symbols, illustrated in reference to the rebuilding of the Reichstag by Norman Foster.

Keywords:   Europeanization, European Union, architects, architectural symbols, Reichstag, Norman Foster

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