Brussels is a city with high political importance for Europe as it is home to most major European institutions including the European Commission, Council of European Union, European Parliament and is also the political seat of NATO. With such influential neighbors, the designed aimed to create a new symbol of European Union, the European Spiral.
The museum sits in the Great Square of Brussels with its aim being to project the solidarity of the European Union rather than the importance of the city itself. The museum displays past and present heritage of the countries in different islands which are all arranged around a central core of stairs and elevators.
The exterior twirls and twists around with the facade combining the flags of all the 28 countries to create a hypothetical flag. Hinting symbiotic development this flag was then twisted , rolled and pulled up like a spiral to further denote dynamism and differences.
Offering multiplicity of visuals into nations and their relationships the project exists as a juxtaposition of individuality of each with combined values shared by all.