A shining meeting point for Europe

The interior of the Europa building's atrium in Brussels, Belgium. The Europa building combines a new part - a lantern- shaped structure designed by a consortium of Samyn and Partners (Belgium), Studio Valle Progettazioni (Italy) and Buro Happold (Br
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The interior of the Europa building's atrium in Brussels, Belgium.

The Europa building combines a new part - a lantern- shaped structure designed by a consortium of Samyn and Partners (Belgium), Studio Valle Progettazioni (Italy) and Buro Happold (Britain) - and a renovated Art Deco section, designed by architect Michel Polak in 1922.

The building will host its first European head of governments summit next month.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 11, 2016, with the headline 'A shining meeting point for Europe'. Print Edition | Subscribe