• Schuman Square 2

    Schuman Square 2
    • XDGA-SCHUMAN 2-collage 1
    • Schuman Square 2

      In order to answer an updated brief, with more structural constraints and a lower budget, the new project follows the main lines of the previous winning proposal of 2010. The aim of the brief is to transform the “Schuman roundabout ” into “Schuman square”, a central high-quality public space in the heart of the European district.

      The design is a circular concave shape amphitheater, a contemporary and structural “mise-en-scène” of a piece of nature. The unexpected topography gradually unveils itself from the adjacent streets, the green sculpture being cut out to allow views from the axes. From the inside, the volume creates an immersive space open to many possible uses: auditorium, meeting place or a forum for debate.

      To achieve the lightest structure possible and because of the difficulty of finding punctual structural support in the tunnel below, the sculpture is made of blocks of GeoFoam covered with a layer of soil which allows the grass to grow.

       

       

      In order to answer an updated brief, with more structural constraints and a lower budget, the new project follows the main lines of the previous winning proposal of 2010. The aim of the brief is …

    • XDGA-SCHUMAN 2-PLAN
    • XDGA-SCHUMAN 2-PLAN_ZOOM
    • XDGA-SCHUMAN 2-collage 2
    • XDGA_SCHUMAN2_ ELEVATION 1
    • XDGA_SCHUMAN2_ ELEVATION 2
    • XDGA-SCHUMAN 2-collage 3
    • XDGA-SCHUMAN 2-SMALL
    • XDGA-SCHUMAN 2-LARGE
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    • 2017228 Schuman Square 2

      Competition,

      CityBrussels

      ProgramPublic space

      Year2017

      ProcedureCompetition

      ClientService Public Régional de Bruxelles - Bruxelles Mobilité

      Total floor area25100 m2

      Budget8.000.000 €

      ArchitectsXaveer De Geyter, David Ampe, Elena Caruso, Johan Cool, Jacqueline Luduvice, Rui Zenha

      LandscapeMichel Desvignes Paysagiste

      Structural engineerNey&Partners

      ConsultantTractebel Engineering