Building a Sense of a Nation

This essay deals with a very specific subject on to what extent does architecture and urbanism of a newly built national capital contribute to solidification of a newly established nation. To understand this, a definition of a nation and conditions needed for its consolidation are needed. Secondly there needs to be established just how much (if at all) Architecture and Urbanism could help to strengthen the concept of belonging which is a precondition to notion that particular nation. Furthermore I will try to substantiate this reasoning on examples of planned capital cities, namely Washington D.C. (USA), Ottawa (Canada) and Canberra (Australia).