The building "B" of the Council of Europe

 
 
bat B conseil
source : www.archi-strasbourg.org
Role :
With Germany and Iceland joining in 1950, and the growth in activities of the Council of Europe, the "House of Europe" was quickly found to be too small. Since 1953, the Council considered the extension of the building to be indispensable, and the town asked Bertrand Monnet to draw up plans for the "new building," to be created behind the existing structure. The current building "B" (whose construction began in late 1953) started being used in spring 1954. The top of this seven-floor building, its terrace covered by an amazing roof pointing skywards, offers an incredible view of the Cathedral of Strasbourg. The building "B" is today the oldest of the regional buildings belonging to the organisation, the "House of Europe" being destroyed in 1977.

Architectural information :
Date built : 1953
Architect : Bernard Monnet

Contact :
Avenue de l'Europe
67075 STRASBOURG CEDEX
Tel : +33 (0)3 88 41 20 00
Fax : +33(0)3 88 41 27 45
Email : infopoint@coe.int
 
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    • 1 may 2017

      International Workers' Day

    • The date was chosen to commemorate the strike in the McCormick factories in Chicago on May 4, 1886 for the legal establishment of the 8 working hours day.
    • 3 may 2017

      Polish National Day

    • The Polish National Day takes place on May 3 in honor of the first Constitution of this country which was adopted on 3 May 1791. The Polish constitution was written by the bourgeois and nobles of the four years diet under the rule of the last king of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania Stanislas II.

      This constitution was the first constitution voted in Europe. It covered many essential points to reform the institutions and organize the life of the Polish people:

      - it recognized rights to farmers

      - it keeps the hereditary monarchy and its executive power

      - it declared the political rights of representatives

      - it limited the size of the standing army

      - it imposed land management.

      Since then, the 3rd May has become a yearly holiday celebrating the adoption of the Polish constitution.

    • 18 may 2017

      European Maritime Day

    • This day was celebrated for the first time on May 20th, 2008. Every year, this day gives place to activities of raising awareness(sensitization).