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Kulturbauten im Spannungsfeld von Politik – Medien – Architektur

The construction of a new cultural building in the heart of a major city can never just be a matter on an ingenious architctural design. It is often the focus of heated public debate, and many varied factors have to be taken into account before the building is finally realised.


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This book presents six projects in the light of the surrounding media headlines and the wrangle for positions in th public eye. In each case there are architects and politicians, public money and media interest. All these factors are entwined, not only influencing each other by ultimately determining the construction of the building. This volume takes a look at some of our most popular cultural buildings from a fascinating new perspective, the chapter headings giving a hint of the stories to follow: The pursued architect – Sydney Opera House, The sole survivor – the Vienna Museum Quarter, The powerful politician – Grand Louvre Paris, The professional manager – Culture and Convention Center Lucerne, The generous sponsor – Groningen Museum, The visionary director – Museum am Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach.