The House of European History – Brussels
The European Parliament has appointed TPF Engineering, partner to the Paris firm of architects, Chaix & Morel and to the German firm JSWD Architekten as winner of the competition for the future “House of European History”. The “House of European History” is located in the Eastman building in the Parc Léopold, near to the European institutions. This building has been transformed into a modern exhibition centre, with documents and information reflecting the latest ideas in museum design. The House is open to the general public and will provide a strong image of Europe and European integration in the cultural space of urban Brussels. It will also house a permanent collection and a space for temporary exhibitions. The purpose of this project was to optimise the use of the building and its spatial opportunities, whilst retaining its high environmental quality. The use of sustainable development, accessibility and flexibility was the guiding principle of this project.