Europe building in Brussels

The European district of Brussels has a new landmark building. The complex with an egg-shaped structure inside will be used for future European summits.


The two outer walls are made of 3,750 recycled wooden windows coming from the 28 EU member States. 28 because at that time it was not clear that there would be a Brexit. A company from Ypres, Antiques Construction had the difficult task to collect the windows before demolition firms started to break down the buildings where they came from. All windows were cleaned and stored in a warehouse. Later they were fitted into the new building like a puzzle.


The 70 646 m2 building is very colorful inside. It has 3 conference rooms, each with at least 32 interpreter booths, 10 meeting rooms, 1 double newsroom with 120 seats, and 250 offices.


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