Brussels, la Rue de la Loi

La Rue de la Loi literally translates as: the Street of the Law, it runs through the heart of the European quarter in Brussels. Here, we find the homes of prominent EU institutions, law giving and executing bodies of the EU. Their facades and the offices behind them are very much the front stage of the EU. At the same time, as a backstage, this street reveals an unchoreographed landscape of buildings that do not match. Ad hoc choices of marble, concrete, pillars, steps, steel, countless variations in windows and height, all right next to one another. As a front- and backstage of the EU, what do these buildings show?

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