• Square Schuman

    One Schuman square
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    • Square Schuman

      The new Schuman Square in Brussels will be an icon for a democratic Europe. The banishing of high density traffic to a new underground tunnel allows the formerly isolated roundabout to achieve unprecedented integration and to form the central public space of the European District. In the center of this new space and in the axis of the most powerful corridor of regional, national and international power in the country, XDGA has designed a circular, shell shaped amphitheater. The intervention serves not only as an auditorium or amphitheater but also as an arena, a stand, a meeting place and a forum for open debate; a parliament for the people. This highly symbolic gesture provides a neutral and inclusive facility for politics, journalism, culture, sports events and manifestations alike.

      The new Schuman Square in Brussels will be an icon for a democratic Europe. The banishing of high density traffic to a new underground tunnel allows the formerly isolated roundabout to achieve unprecedented integration and …

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    • © XDGA, photo Frans Parthesius
    • © XDGA, photo Frans Parthesius
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    • 2010-2017139 Square Schuman

      Competition / 1st prize,

      CityBrussels

      Programpublic space

      Year2010-2017

      ProcedureCompetition / 1st prize

      ClientBrussels Capital Region

      Total floor area29.544 m² (underground: 935 m², amphitheatre: 2.462 m², square: 26.147 m²)

      Budget13.238.000 €

      LandscapeMichel Desvigne Paysagiste

      Structural engineerNey & Partners

      Mechanical engineerStudie Bureau Boydens

      ModelXDGA

      PhotographsFrans Parthesius

      ConsultantTechnum (traffic)