Square Brussels Convention Centre

The former convention centre, in the heart of Brussels, has been totally renovated and remodelled in order to provide optimal comfort and a better connection with the city. MIPIM 2010 special jury award.

Information Sheet

Renovation/Transformation Square Brussels Convention Centre   www.square-brussels.com

Location   Brussels, Belgium.

Project Cost   50 million € for the renovation of existing rooms as well as the enlargement, improvement and transformation of entire facility.

Time Frame   Feasibility study: 2002. Design: 2003-2006. Construction: 2007-2009. Opening: September 2009.

Owner   SA Palais des Congrès, and Régie des Bâtiments, and Ministère de la Communication et de l'Infrastructure.

Architect(s)   Michel Verliefden, A.2R.C., Brussels   www.a2rc.be

Seat Count   A 1 200-seat main congress room, a 500-seat room, a 300-seat room, a 150-seat room, twelve 50-seat rooms, offices, restaurant, cafeteria, exhibition space. Total area 25 000 m².

Uses   Congress center, additional use for concerts and exhibitions.

Services   Room acoustic, room design, acoustic isolation and noise and vibration control.

Team   Eckhard Kahle, Project Manager, Nathalie Faillet, Yann Jurkiewicz, Kahle Acoustics.

1/9Square Brussels Convention Centre1 200-seat Gold room. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
2/9Square Brussels Convention Centre1 200-seat Gold room, formerly known as Salle Albert I. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
3/9Square Brussels Convention Centre1 200-seat Gold room, formerly known as Salle Albert I. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
4/9Square Brussels Convention Centre500-seat Copper room. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
5/9Square Brussels Convention Centre300-seat Silver room, formerly known as Salle Benelux. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
6/9Square Brussels Convention CentreThe Arc room with 150 seats, formerly known as Salle Mont des Arts. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
7/9Square Brussels Convention CentreRestaurant with panoramic view over the city of Brussels. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
8/9Square Brussels Convention CentreThe Square Brussels Convention Centre. Photo © Kahle Acoustics
9/9Square Brussels Convention CentreUpper entrance of the Square Brussels Convention Centre. Photo © Kahle Acoustics