URBAN RENEWAL OF ONE SCHUMAN SQUARE IN BRUSSELS
Brussels-Capital Region and the Federal State of Belgium launched an
competition, by invitation, for the urban design of the Robert Schuman
Square and its
surroundings in the city of Brussels. This strategic point of the
Belgian capital, in the centre
of the European district, surrounded by majestic buildings and the
Jubilee Park, merited
exceptional urban analysis.
The winning project is that presented by the office Xaveer de Geyter
in collaboration with Michel Desvigne, Ney 1 Partners and Tritel. The
appreciated the strength, elegance, readability and simplicity of the
project that proposes a
real identity for the square. The jury highlighted the capacity of the
project to create a new
and attractive urban focus point.
This competition was approved by the International Union of Architects,
the jury by the Austrian Peter Lorenz.
An exhibition of the six finalist projects is planned during 2012.