Kanal — Centre Pompidou, Brussels

The transformation of the former Yser Citroën car factory into an arts and cultural centre is entrusted to a Belgian, Swiss and English design team. This landmark building will be one of the largest cultural venues in Europe with notably a Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (Pompidou Brussels) and an Architecture Centre (CIVA).

Information Sheet

Renovation/Transformation Kanal — Centre Pompidou   kanal.brussels

Location Brussels, Belgium.

Project Cost 125 million €.

Time Frame Competition: 2017-2018. Design: 2018-2019. Construction: 2024.

Owner Fondation Stichting Kanal.

Architect(s) Sergison Bates Architects, UK   sergisonbates.com  •  EM2N, Switzerland   em2n.ch  •  noAarchitecten, Belgium   noaarchitecten.net

Seat Count A Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (Pompidou Brussels), an Architecture Centre (CIVA) and a multitude of spaces dedicated to culture, (among which an auditorium of 400 seats) dedicated to fine arts, dance, films, literature and music. Total area 39 100 m².

Uses Transformation of the former Yser Citroën car factory into an arts and cultural centre dedicated to all forms of cultural creativity and into a vibrant urban public space.

Services Comprehensive acoustic consulting services from architectural competition until completion, including acoustic concept, design, construction supervision and commissioning.

Team Thomas Wulfrank, Eckhard Kahle, Kahle Acoustics.

1/7Kanal — Centre PompidouProject of the former Yser Citroën car factory into an arts and cultural centre, here with its showroom and its terrace on the roof offering a panoramic view. Photo © Atelier Kanal - noAarchitecten - EM2N - Sergison Bates architects
2/7Kanal — Centre PompidouNight time rendering of the former Yser Citroën car factory converted into an arts and cultural centre. Photo © Atelier Kanal - noAarchitecten - EM2N - Sergison Bates architects
3/7Kanal — Centre PompidouRendering of the former Yser Citroën car factory converted into an arts and cultural centre as seen from the dock. Photo © Atelier Kanal - noAarchitecten - EM2N - Sergison Bates architects
4/7Kanal — Centre PompidouView of the main nave with access to the exhibition spaces and galleries. Photo © Atelier Kanal - noAarchitecten - EM2N - Sergison Bates architects
5/7Kanal — Centre PompidouRendering of the crossing of the interior street and the main nave. A ramp leads up to the piano nobile. Photo © Atelier Kanal - noAarchitecten - EM2N - Sergison Bates architects
6/7Kanal — Centre PompidouThe auditorium opens up and becomes part of the public interior street. Photo © Atelier Kanal - noAarchitecten - EM2N - Sergison Bates architects
7/7Kanal — Centre PompidouThe Showroom, a stage for the city. Photo © Atelier Kanal - noAarchitecten - EM2N - Sergison Bates architects