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The Atomium: Icon and totem in the Brussels skyline...

The Atomium is an object, a place, a space. An Utopia and the only symbol of its kind in the world to symbolise the democratic will to maintain peace among all the nations, faith in progress, both technical and scientific.
An optimistic vision of the future of a modern, new, supertechnological world in the capital of EU for a better life for mankind.


A seminal totem half-way between sculpture and architecture designed by Andre Waterkeyn, the Atomium
(1958) was the main pavilion and icon of The World Fair of Brussels, commonly called Expo 58.
                                 It's slogan is: " A World View- A New Humanism".

With nine spheres and a height of 102 meters the building is an elementary iron crystal which is magnified-curved glass which makes objects look larger than they are- 165 billion times. It was created by the engineer- architect Andre Waterkeyn(1917-2005). The spheres, though, were fitted out by the architects Andre and Jean Polak.
The Atomium was not intended to exist after the 1958 World Fair but its popularity ad success made it a landmark for Brussels and Belgium.
Eight levels divided over 5 spheres consist a permanent exhibition dedicated to Expo 58 ( level 1 and 2) and
the three other levels are used for temporary exhibitions with different themes( level 3, 4 and 5).







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