Walk through the universe

The universe at your feet in Leuven

Did you know that Leuven is the birthplace of the Big Bang Theory? In 1931, Professor Georges Lemaître introduced his revolutionary theory at the University of Leuven.

A permanent urban artwork was commissioned in tribute. Primeval Atom transforms the heart of the city into the universe.

Trek through the universe

This (free) 2-km walk through the Leuven city centre showcases a host of fascinating facts about the artwork and the universe.
  • The brochure is available at Visit Leuven (Naamsestraat 3, 3000 Leuven)
  • Discover the 80 medaillons on this map and head out to explore the centre of Leuven
  • You can find a list of the locations of the medaillons here on the website
Artwork Primeval Atom(pdf, 4.03 MB)

A big thank you to the committed people of Leuven:
Carmiña Caballero, Carolien Coenen, Dirk Baro, Frank Luyts, Freyia Han, Hanne Reumers, Helga Gielen, Hildegard Van Hove, Jan Weynants, Jeroen Reumers, Joris Van Damme, Kristel van den Boom, Lutgarde De Haes, Manuel Van De Weijer, Martine De Flander, Mieke Vanbergen, Myriam Tollet, Radegonda Bröde, Saskia Gheysens, Wim Roeckx.

Primeval Atom was created in collaboration with the non-profit, De Nieuwe Opdrachtgevers.

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