The bottom-line for this speculative investigation is the question whether Europe should engage into the definition of European Space in Brussels – the capital of Europe. The answer to this should be a univocal YES. Defining and even programming European Space in Brussels could be a poignant tool to re-establish the true scale of this capital.
Since Leopold II, Belgium’s King Urbanist who had defined the city’s scale through parks and boulevards, Brussels has imploded. Eurospace is a twelve star projection, regrouping some of Brussels’ most interesting yet scattered features: the pentagon, the canal, the airport, the European Quarter, the Forêt de Soignes. Each star holds a specific program or ambition. The collection of stars – as a truly literal symbolization of a truly symbolizing Union - builds up a free yet powerful network of spaces, tenfolding the footprint of the Capital City of Brussels.