monumentality, abstraction, political representation, image, civic architecture, Brussels, Belgium, European Union
"This thesis contends that a strategic, meaningful abstraction of the traditional principles of monumentality will create an architecture that is identifiable and communicative, and that can become contextual without the evocation of specific historic references."
Corbalan, Emma Isabel, "abstracting the Monument: Architectural Representation for a Contemporary Institution" (2005). Thesis Prep. Paper 60.