European Parliament Launches Design Competition for Renewal of Paul-Henri SPAAK Building in Brussels

European Parliament Launches Design Competition for Renewal of Paul-Henri SPAAK Building in Brussels

The European Parliament has launched a restricted international single-stage design competition for the renewal of the Paul-Henri SPAAK Building, its Chamber building in Brussels. Architects from all around the world are invited to submit their expressions of interest to participate in the competition.

The task of the competition is to provide the best solutions for the renewal of the European Parliament Chamber building and its surrounding area. The future building must create the link between the urban and the natural, and become a symbol and integral part of the city and of the landscape.

The winning proposal is expected to be a paradigm of architecture with an outstanding visual identity for the building and the Chamber Hall with a strong emphasis on environmental aspects. The design is to support the architectural quality of the city and will resonate with the European citizens as a representation of the power of their voice.

Between 12 to 15 groups of architects, as lead members, together with structural engineers and environmental experts will be selected through an open pre-qualification procedure.

The deadline for applications is July 9, 2020.

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