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Berlaymont, the European Commission headquarters

Berlaymont, the European Commission headquarters
© WBT - G. Batistini

The Berlaymont, headquarters of the European Commission, stands proudly on Schuman roundabout, at the heart of Brussel's European quarter.

This symbolic building was built during the 60s to accommodate the headquarters of the European Commission.

The Berlaymont was designed by the architect Lucine de Vestel, based on a plan in the form of a start with unequal sides. It has a surface area of about 240000 m² divided over 16 levels and can accommodate more than 3000 civil servants. This construction has been renovated by architect Pierre Lallemand, and has housed the Commission since 2004.


It isn't possible to visit the Berlaymont. However, the European Commission Visitors' Centre offers general information guided tours to better understand the role of the European Commission within the European Union.


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