Architecture as Political Expression/ the Expression of national identity in embassy buildings; Berlin experience

Author
Teuta Jashari-Kajtazi
Viti i botimit
2014

Abstract

We should never leave behind the fact that after the “Wall” went down in Berlin, it became a location with various judgments and possibilities in the sphere of design and architecture, especially in the architecture of diplomacy which had and still has a chance to clearly symbolize the particular nation. What could be noticed in this particular work is the fact of a group of nations being able to adapt to openness and contemporary concepts, concretely, what the world/ earth needs for the moment and the way others try to show their power by building fortresses (this might not even be considered power, but the way to be protected from others). It seems to be unfortunate that architecture will always be in the dilemma of what can be done and what should be done. As a result, the analysis of the study object shows the representation of a State, Country or Region in an architectural context, however, it can be noticed that they all go in different directions or better say, try to express different understanding of how should they be represented in this particular environment and what is for them (the Nation) of a greater importance.

Keywords: contemporary fortifications, openness to the public, unconventional building, deconstructive architecture, representation of the region, identity crisis, collective identity, care for the environment.

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