The Mont Des Arts, Brussels

Urban design proposal for Brussels for redesign and revitalization of the historic core consisting of the Royal Citadel, Museum, National Library & Archives, Palace of Fine Arts & Central Station. Making the historical layers legible though a series of transmutations and careful de-masking through controlled excavation of the site, the proposal creates a series of public panoramas, transforming the hermetic domain of royalty to a new populist presence. The panoramas are understood sectionally; La Putterie is returned to the body politic through its diverse layers. TEAM: Richard Plunz, Viren Brahmbhatt (Partners in-charge)