XDGA Square Schuman (2017)

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.