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SBa, noAarchitecten and EM2N have won the Citroën Yser competition

We are delighted to announce that our project has been unanimously selected as the winner of international competition for the transformation of the former Citroën Yser garage into a new cultural hub in Brussels. Under the name KANAL - Centre Pompidou, the converted landmark building will bring together a Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, an architecture centre (CIVA Foundation) and public spaces devoted to culture, education and leisure.

The jury of the international architecture competition praised the project as ‘exceptionally well integrated in its context’.

Speaking on behalf of the team, Stephen Bates said “Kanal is not a museum. It is two museums, one dedicated to modern and contemporary art, the other to architecture – and much, much more than that. The project is above all about an attitude, about appropriating a piece of the city and weaving it into its cultural and social fabric, about making an architectural framework that can act as a backdrop for spectacle, and a catalyst for social interaction. We are proud and excited to be working on such a ground-breaking project in such an inspiring building. We look forward to the challenges ahead.”

For more information: www.kanal.brussels.be