The new NATO headquarters, made with ArcelorMittal Europe steel
ArcelorMittal Europe provided steel for the construction of the new NATO headquarters in Brussels. The building was officially inaugurated on May 25, 2017 in the presence of NATO's heads of state.
A huge complex for 4,000 employees
Designed to resemble interlocking fingers, NATO's new headquarters symbolizes unity and cooperation. The building includes:
- outdoor and indoor sports facilities
- a logistics area
- conference centre with a capacity of 2,251 seats
- a restaurant for 600 people
- a car park for 3,331 vehicles
In total, this 254,000 m² site will welcome about 4,000 employees and 500 visitors per day.
Steel for the structure and the floors
ArcelorMittal, through the centres in Orense (Galicia) and Getafe, both within Distribution Iberia, supplied hot rolled steel sections and merchant bars for the structure of this huge construction project. ArcelorMittal Construction was another contributor, supplying flooring system Cofraplus® 77 and roof cladding Hacierco® 54 S and 74 S.
The construction of the new NATO headquarters started in June 2012 and was completed in 2016.
Since May 2017, around 260 NATO staff and contractors moved to work permanently in the new building, the bulk of the move is due to start later this year.