Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management

Beneath the roof, a world of rigour and inventiveness.

A vast and immaculate floating roof and patina green copper facades. These are the most striking features of the new home for the SBS EM, lending it a surprising air of lightness but also its meaning and its singularity. Inside, between the different floors, surprising walkways link the different functions without there being the least reason to explain them or define their role within the interaction of the whole. It is not only the rigour of knowledge but also its inventiveness that is expressed at Solvay. This dialectic peculiar to the School is reflected in this new building, under this vast floating “cap” that shapes the space and is both a unifying and a symbolic element.