Reference documents

Buildings policy
Memo on the adoption of a guide to the Commission's architectural policy PDF (10 Kb)
Guide to the Commission's architectural policy C(2009)7032 PDF (140 Kb)

Memo on prospecting and negotiating for buildings (C(2008)2299) PDF (10 Kb)
Methodology for prospecting and negotiating for buildings PDF (50 Kb)

Buildings policy paper (COM 2007-501) PDF (90 Kb)
Policy paper on buildings and infrastructure in Brussels (COM 2003-755) PDF (90 Kb)

Buildings standards
Standards applicable to standard building (MIT) PDF (3 Mb) – reference document on buildings policy for Commission departments and external property developers. It describes the technical characteristics to be met by Commission buildings.

Information guides - Legal Aspects
An information guide on the granting of a usufruct in favor of the Commission PDF Nederlands (150 Kb) and a guide to acquire full ownership of a building in Brussels PDF Nederlands (130 Kb) have been drafted to improve transparency and provide stakeholders clearer and more detailed information on the general principles and contractual conditions that the Commission wishes to be respected.

Measuring Code
The Measuring Code PDFNederlands (290 Kb) is applicable to Commission buildings in Brussels. By systematically using this code, we ensure the same surveying system is used for buildings with very different architectural design.

Graphic Charter
The graphic charter of the design office of OIB FrançaisPDF (6 Mo) gathers the software design conventions for the AutoCad maps.

EMAS
Memo on the application by the Commission services of the Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS) PDF (40 Kb)
Commission Decision on the application by the Commission services of the Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS) C(2009)6873 PDF (20 Kb)
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Commission Art
Berlaymont Summa Artis II - contemporary art works from all EU countries on display in the Commission's headquarters.

"Unity in Peace" - sculpture celebrating brotherhood, tolerance and hope by French artist Bernard Romain.