The museum of European history will be housed in the Eastman Building, a former art-deco palace close to the European Parliament in the Leopold Park. The aim of the project is to make a restrained intervention to the listed building. The existing courtyard is covered to become the central public space of the museum. This public atrium connects the three levels with a new set of stairs and forms the orientation point of the exhibition circuit. The atrium is designed as a giant cupboard that brings together images and artefacts of the fragmented history of Europe in a multitude of frames, celebrating the essence of European identity.
Program: 7.000 m2
Client: European Union
Status: Competition design 2010