The ambition of KANAL – Centre Pompidou is to offer a centre of culture and exchange open to all, to put the creative scene of Brussels in the limelight, and to contribute to the capital’s cultural appeal.

KANAL – Centre Pompidou!

The ambition of KANAL – Centre Pompidou is to offer a centre of culture and exchange open to all, to put the creative scene of Brussels in the limelight, and to contribute to the capital’s cultural appeal.

A building, a history, an ambition

From a car factory to the future cultural hub of Brussels

An extraordinary building A genuine cathedral of steel and glass, its monumental showroom faces the city while its workshops are located along the quays of the canal … The former Citroën garage stands out through its outsized dimensions. Located at the junction of Place de l’Yser and Quai de...

‘A Stage for Brussels’ wins the international competition

A project by the architecture offices NOA, EM2N & SERGISON BATES

The architecture project of the offices noAarchitecten (Brussels), EM2N (Zurich) and Sergison Bates architects (London) was unanimously selected for the conversion of the former Citroën Yser garage into a new cultural hub for Brussels. The jury of the international competition praised a project...

Presentation of the project’s main actors

The Kanal Foundation Created by the Brussels-Capital Region, the KANAL Foundation’s first mission is to successfully carry out the conversion of the Citroën garage located on Place de l’Yser into a major cultural hub of the capital of Europe. The site will host a museum of modern and contemporary...