SQUARE - BRUSSELS MEETING CENTRE

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LE PALAIS DES CONGRÈS DE BRUXELLES

Built for ideas and inspiration, SQUARE is Europe’s pre-eminent convention venue. Spacious, special and spectacular, SQUARE offers 13,000 m² for unforgettable events, right in the heart of Brussels.

The brand new centre SQUARE comprises 4 state of the art auditoria, large multi-purpose halls as well as numerous modular rooms with daylight. SQUARE strikes an impeccable balance, original features of the former Palais des Congrès – with murals of Delvaux, Magritte and van Lint – sitting alongside bold contemporary design and hi-tech equipment.

Situated in the historic centre of Brussels, SQUARE provides a unique setting for productive meetings, at walking distance of quality hotels, the best shopping areas and many opportunities for culture and tourism.

Brussels’ Congress Centre, renamed Square in 2009, is celebrating its 60th anniversary!

A little bit of history…

The Square originally housed the medieval palace of the Dukes of Brabant, and went on to become a centre of European power. It was here, in fact, that Leopold I, first King of Belgium, was sworn in on 21 July 1831.

As of 1958, year of the World’s Fair, the venue was named the Brussels Congress Centre and transformed with the aim of hosting events. It was the first of its kind in Europe at the time.

Since 1958, the Mont des Arts has housed Square and the Royal Library of Belgium.

Square in numbers:

• A total of 2,150 seats,
• 23 multipurpose rooms,
• 13,000m² spread over four auditoriums,
• Two exhibition halls covering 6,000m²,

Square also represents:

• 540 direct and indirect jobs,
• More than 200,000 visitors per year,
• €60 million per year spent by users and visitors,
• Some 10 million visitors since it opened, and just over 17,500 events.

Superficie Altezza Teatro Scuola Cocktail Buffet interpreti
Strutture per conferenze
Grand Hall 2 1950 5.5 1260 1000 2000 1500
Grand Hall 1 1713 5.5 1260 1000 1500 1400
Foyers Delvaux/Magritte/Silver 1335 5.0 0 0 1200 400
Gold Hall Auditorium 1000 9.0 1200 0 0 0 6
Hall 100 577 2.6 250 200 500 380
Panoramic Hall 551 3.0 200 80 216 216
Copper Hall Auditorium 450 6.0 500 0 0 0 4
Hall 400 380 2.8 280 220 350 300
Registration Hall 338 0.0 0 0 500 0
Silver Hall Auditorium 330 3.5 300 0 0 0 5
Arc Auditorium 247 5.0 140 140 0 0 6
Hall 300 128 5.0 100 60 150 0 3
Studio (25) 75 2.5 95 68 80 70
Superficie (piedi) Superficie (metri) Altezza Porte
Strutture per mostre Larghezza Altezza
Grand Hall 1+2 39428 3663 5.5 6.7 2.3
Grand Hall 2 20989 1950 5.5 6.7 2.3
Grand Hall 1 18438 1713 5.5 6.7 2.3
Foyers Delvaux/Magritte/Silver 14369 1335 5.0 0.0 0.0
Hall 100 6210 577 2.6 0.0 0.0
Panoramic Hall 5930 551 3.0 0.0 0.0
Hall 400 4090 380 2.8 0.0 0.0

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