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The bulletin is a forum for ‘the curious’ and new from eabh members’ archives and research related to their institutions’ history.  The bulletin promotes and writes about your topics, projects,  events, symposia, collections, exhibitions and new books.

The latest series  focuses on ‘Finance & Architecture’, an association that is as old as the profession of banking itself. The great banking houses of Europe and North America have long sought to associate their banking prowess with representative architecture. The storied and diverse history of banks and their buildings is intimately connected to the development of  the cities in which these banks have emerged and gone on to flourish.

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Architecture & Finance Vol 3

  • Athens to New York
  • The barriers of banking
  • Societe Generale’s architecture in Africa
  • Caixa Geral Depósitos in Brazil: Agência Financial in Rio de Janeiro
  • Bank of Canada: An architectural heritage
  • The Masonry of capitalism
  • L’Hôtel de la Monnaie de Paris: A royal architecture to the service of the monetary process
  • The house of Commerzbank at Pariser Platz in Berlin
  • Deutsche Bundesbank: Regional office in Hesse
  • KfW Group Westarkade: An energy efficient office building
  • Athenian neoclassical residence in the 19th century: A photography collection
  • Dutch functionalism in the tropics: The factory of the Netherlands Trading Society
  • BNP Paribas Asia Pacific campus
  • Headquarters of Banco Santander: The buildings of Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile and São Paulo
  • Martins Bank head office: Liverpool 1927-32
  • Intended for magnificent business: The enduring legacy of New Court
  • Locations of the Royal Mint
  • Schroders plc
  • The New York Stock Exchange’s 11 Wall Street building

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Architecture & Finance Vol 2

  • Gothic Bank Melbourne Australia
  • The Bulgarian National Bank building
  • The National Bank of Czechoslovakia building
  • Danmarks Nationalbank – A monumental work of contemporary architecture
  • The architecture of savings – The French saving banks at the heart of urban history
  • Societe Generale: architecture and finance at the time of the Belle Époque
  • The Savings Bank’s head office in Bonn. Three buildings representing the development of Savings Bank architecture in Germany
  • The architecture of The National Bank of Greece buildings since 1845
  • The State Bank of India’s living heritage
  • The real estate and the architecture of the Banque de l’Indochine: an overview
  • The palace of Istituto Bancario San Paolo di Torino
  • A photographic tour of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group Historical Archives: from the Group’s historic buildings to its new Turin headquarters
  • The Sant’Elia building in Milan • Banque de Luxembourg – A bank’s architecture history
  • Caixa Geral de Depósitos an architectural language
  • Banco Santander building at 9-10 and 11-12 Paseo de Pereda
  • The branches of Banco de España buildings and architects
  • Different banks, different buildings?
  • A Domesday Book for Barclays Bank: an architectural snapshot
  • Documenting an Edinburgh landmark: the Bank of Scotland architectural plans collection
  • The Ned and its former use as the Midland Bank head office
  • A major “move” – 5 Broadgate, UBS’s new London office building
  • HSBC Bank USA – 58 Bowery, New York, NY

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Architecture & Finance Vol 1

Most financial institutions’ buildings are landmarks. Placed in the heart of city centres, they occupy prominent spaces in our urban environments. This volume aims to be a starting point. We want to start a collection of cases and stories of financial institutions – in this case, European financial institutions – in order to get a sense of the bigger picture: how does finance change the way we work? How does finance change the way we live? Or is it occasionally the other way around: can the way we live transform finance?

 

  • From Florence to Foster.
  • The financial services and their buildings Bank Austria’s historic headquarters in Vienna
  • Space adventure. Moving to new headquarters is a test for Erste Group’s corporate culture
  • Oesterreichische Nationalbank 200 years of architecture
  • The architectural history of the National Bank of Belgium
  • The Croatian National Bank in the Zagreb Stock Exchange building
  • The Bank of Cyprus building within the medieval walls of Lefkosia
  • From the late sixties to the 21st century. The two central buildings of the Limassol Co-operative Savings Bank
  • The Živnostenská Banka building
  • Bank of Finland head office
  • The three lives of Hôtel Gaillard
  • The BNP Paribas Mile
  • An overview of BNP Paribas landmarks in Paris’s historic financial quarter Crédit Agricole
  • Commerzbank and Frankfurt am Main Taunusanlage 12, Frankfurt am Main More than just steel and concrete
  • The Deutsche Bundesbank.
  • Its Architecture and Art The new ECB premises. Architecture and design
  • Metzler Bank in Frankfurt/Main: Festina lente. Only five headquarter locations in over 340 years
  • Sal. Oppenheim Head Office in Cologne
  • Banks in Leipzig
  • The main building of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank 1893. A new home for the central bank.
  • The Bank of Italy’s head office in Via Nazionale
  • The historical premises of the Opere Pie di San Paolo in Turin
  • Generali’s real estate between the end of the XIX century and the Great War
  • The historical headquarters
  • How the historical archives of large banking groups manage architectural heritage.
  • The case of Intesa Sanpaolo Naples Palazzo Ricca.
  • A bank since 1616
  • The UniCredit headquarters in Milan
  • The Banque Centrale du Luxembourg
  • The headquarters building of Norges Bank
  • The Central Bank of Norway
  • Historical quarters of Bank Handlowy w Warszawie SA Polish central banks. An architectural overview
  • The headquarters of Banco de Portugal. A long way
  • Caixa Geral de Depósitos
  • Sustainable architecture
  • The headquarters of the National Bank of Romania.
  • History and architecture
  • The Central Bank of the Russian Federation 12 Neglinnaya Street, Moscow
  • The edifice of the National Bank of Serbia
  • Buildings of central banks in Slovakia in historical perspective
  • The architecture of BBVA. The unique buildings of San Nicolás and Gran Vía in Bilbao
  • A history of the headquarters of Banco Santander
  • The Banco de España building. 1882-2006
  • The Riksbank Building
  • SEB’s building at Kungsträdgårdsgatan celebrates 100 Years Bank Lombard Odier & Co Ltd at Rue De La Corraterie
  • The Bank for International Settlements in Basel and its landmark buildings
  • To beautify and ornament Zurich.
  • Credit Suisse’s head office on Paradeplatz
  • Architecture for Raiffeisen. Every bank building is unique The Swiss National Bank’s head office in Zurich.
  • A new feature on the city’s familiar skyline
  • A courtly home. Münzhof, UBS’s head office
  • Making and Meaning of a Versicherungs-Palast.The historical headquarters of Zurich Insurance Company
  • Unpopular icon of the 1960s. The headquarters of de Nederlandsche Bank in Amsterdam
  • The Dutch architect Berlage and Nationale-Nederlanden
  • Property, finance and architecture. The Imperial Ottoman Bank’s branch buildings İş bank’s architectural approach.
  • Three headquarters buildings
  • Underneath the Bank of England
  • Barings and its buildings
  • Banking on its own architects.
  • National Provincial Bank in the interwar years
  • A Solid Foundation.
  • The St. Louis Fed’s Building
  • The architecture of a venerable institution.

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