Student(s): Dina Elawad, Meredith Garda
Instructor(s): Curtis Roth
Course: ARCH 8410: Advanced Architectural Design III
Term: Autumn 2015

The House of European History aims to take a completely neutral approach as it looks to organize not only the 28 countries in the EU but the objects that each country wishes to display as a part of their permanent exhibit. This museum will be situated in Leopold Park, in Brussels, Belgium.  Through this project we explored the ability to 3-D scan objects and then 3-D print them and thus experience each object without the original being displayed, diminishing hierarchy of the objects and the parenting countries. Each object for a given country is placed centrally in the countries “room” and then scaled to 40 feet.  These overlapping scans form each countries column which sit in the Pavilion Level and is open the public whenever the park is open.  The scans themselves become the permanent exhibit which is a pavilion like structure that combines with Leopold Park. The Plinth Level houses the Temporary Exhibitions as well as the private galleries and the administration offices. The Temporary Exhibitions continue to use the 3-D scanning and printing technique to create ceiling tiles of each individual object resulting in 3-D scanned interior condition to reflect the pavilion above.