Chancel, Frick-Cloupet, Gangloff and Loïzidis design KANAL’s bar-brasserie
In November 2022, KANAL together with the bouwmeester maitre architecte (BMA) team launched a design competition for the future bar-brasserie and the restaurant on the 5th floor of the Showroom. 87 designers responded to the call. Five teams were asked to make a design for the bar-brasserie and five others for the restaurant. For the bar-brasserie, the jury chose the project by Victoire Chancel, Carla Frick-Cloupet, Maïlys Gangloff and Aliki Loïzidis.
The winning design is completely in tune with KANAL's identity: the open amphitheatre on the quay and the covered agora put a strong focus on the bar-brasserie's potential as a shared space. With its great diversity of spaces and functions, the design links the city to the museum. Aesthetically, it combines exuberant, tuned objects - a nod to the building's past as a garage and the know-how of coachbuilders - with modest furniture.
Jury members: Yves Goldstein (KANAL, chairman of the jury), Laurence Vander Elst (Wave Architecture), Philippe Viérin (Atelier KANAL), Géraldine de Brouwer (KANAL), Giorgio Leoni (KANAL), Kristiaan Borret (BMA)
Thank you to the other design teams for their inspiring proposals:
- Piovenefabi & Mannaerts
- Rotor & Fait maison & Construire
- Ouest & Studio Ossidiana