It’s no secret that political parties rely on architecture as a way to express and impose power, sometimes forthcoming and other times unspoken. In the instance of The Free Republic of Liberland—an as-yet-unrecognized and currently uninhabited micronation on the western bank of the Danube between Serbia and Croatia—architecture is discussed openly by its inner circle as an important tool. But how does power express itself architecturally without land? Or without physically building anything at all?
Liberland attempted just that when Founder and President Vít Jedlička entrusted Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) to devise a new architectural weapon as the site of the country’s seventh anniversary
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