Brussels – A Manifesto


Brussels – A Manifesto. Towards the Capital of Europe
A Berlage Institute Research, Rotterdam, 2007

The 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome in 2007 is emblematic for the 50th birthday of the European project itself. This symbolic point in time presents the ideal opportunity to turn the spotlight on the current and future role of Brussels as the Capital of Europe. What image does Brussels want to project as a capital city within the European Union and beyond? What are the indisputable qualities of the European presence in Brussels? An international team of architects and urban planners who are associated with the Berlage Institute investigated these questions and devised a plan for the possible future of the Capital of Europe.
Brussels – A Manifesto is an exceptionally visionary project, presenting a poetic, engrossing and magical image of our communal capital city. With contributions by prominent thinkers such as Tronti, Zenghelis, Aureli and Strauven.

NAi-Publishers and Berlage Institute (Hg.): Pier Vittorio Aureli, Bernardina Borra, Joachim Declerck, Agata Mierzwa, Martino Tattara, Tom Weiss, ISBN 978-9056625528