EuroNanoForum 2019 will be hosted by in the Palace of the Parliament, (http://cic.cdep.ro/en/), located on a small hill in Bucharest, the capital city of Romania.
Bucharest, 2 million inhabitants, once called “Little Paris” is a dynamic city, a business & technology centre and an everyday growing metropolis, which combines 19th century architecture with wide communist boulevards and crowded apartment buildings.
Being one of the most controversial buildings in Romania, the construction of the Palace of the Parliament started in 1984 and was nearly finalized in 1989, as an ambition of the Romanian communist dictator Ceausescu. Surprising, it becomes now one of the major touristic attraction of Bucharest and maybe one of the most recognizable symbol of the city.
The building’s dimensions are remarkable: 330,000-sq-metre interior area, with more than 3,000 rooms. It stretches on a surface of 64,800 square meters, has a volume of 2,550,000 cubic meters and amounts to 86 meters in height, not to mention the 92-meter underground. The Palace of the Parliament is the heaviest building in the world, weighing about 4,098,500,000 kilograms.
During the conference, you will have a chance to admire several marble staircases, carved wooden balconies, crystal chandeliers and other Romanian craftsmanship spread within the Palace. There are also guided tours available for further exploring the building.
The Conference Halls
The conference halls hosting the Euro Nano Forum plenary sessions, parallel workshops, posters sessions and exhibition are situated in different areas of the Palace of the Parliament, split over three floors. As the building is monumental in size (remember that it is the second largest building in the world, after Pentagon), the walking distances in between are not small. You can get a sense of the location and atmosphere, by visiting the official web site of the venue (http://cic.cdep.ro/en/halls)