European Colossus Parliament

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An enormous tetrahedron stands inside the ruined Colosseum – the new headquarters of a reconfigured Europe. Its upside-down form reverses the conventional office hierarchy. The presidential suite is located in the optimal “corner” office – but subsequently in the most publicly exposed area, while the public foyer is only accessible by circulating through the building’s centre. The proposal re–ignites the Colosseum as a place for Rome’s occupants to congregate. But rather than its ancient use to control and dominate the public, now it allows the public to voice their opinions.

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