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Public Space One Schuman - 11.071

Program

Complete mission for civil and structural engineering.

Concept

At the Centre of the Schuman Circle in Brussels and in the axe of the road that organizes all the regional, national and European institutions this projects contains an 'amphitheater' in the form of a shell. This structure with its very symbolic gesture will accommodate a multitude of cultural, political and sports activities. The renewal of the square should integrate the European quarter in its surroundings and should create a visual link with the Jubilee Park. The underground rerouting of transit traffic allows transforming the former circle into the public space of the European district. The different openings give access to the train and subway on the lower level.

Specific features

The central structure has a parabolic hyperbolic shape; it's a concrete slab with a variable thickness of 35 to 120 cm. It's supported by 6 columns that are placed out of the tunnels influence zones.

  • 2012-2015

  • 2015

  • Xaveer De Geyter Architecten

  • Beliris

  • Brussels, Belgium

  • 30 m

  • 3600 m2

  • In Study
  • Xaveer De Geyter Architecten