June 24, 2011
Council President Herman Van Rompuy referred to it yesterday at the EU summit. Here is a photo and a link to the Council webpage.
I’m not sure what to think about it. Basically it respects the rule that no building at Schuman square should be higher than the other, or rather, higher than the oldest EU building, the Berlaymont. The Berlaymont is star shaped, the present Council building is square, and the AXA building to host the European External Action Service is a triangle with a circle in the middle (I’ve seen it from an airplane.)
The new building is a cube with the sphere in the middle.
Is this all a way of saying that the EU is searching for the “quadrature du cercle”? Maybe that’s the way people will call it, as they call the Brussels main parliament building le Caprice des Dieux?Georgi Gotev