Construction of the NATO Headquarters
In 2010, NATO began construction on its new € 750 million headquarters.
An international design consortium, led by Jo Palma and the US Firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, designed the 250,000 m² complex. For this highly secured and multifunctional structure in the European Capital, fire safety was obviously a top priority. FPC Risk was the one to develop the challenging fire safety concept, fully up to these high standards. We’re proud to say the building was completed in 2016 and inaugurated on May 25, 2017. Our involvement, however, never ends.
How FPC Risks tackled the fire safety challenges of the NATO Headquarters
As usual, we started with analysis according to the International Fire Code, after which we developed a complete fire safety concept.
This concept is not a stand-alone approach. FPC Risk does not just install fire safety, we go the whole nine yards. After creating the concept, during the inception, we provided advisory services. We coordinated with the Belgian army and local authorities and conduct regular fire and evacuation simulations. To keep the installation up-to-date, we use witness testing and commissioning, as well as other kinds of installation follow-up, and preparing for any derogation requests.