Construction work in Brussels advances
Work on the existing 1930s steel structure of the former Citroën Yser Garage began in May of this year. In preparation for a three-part treatment consisting of an anti-corrosion primer, fire protection coating, and a colour coat of paint, the entire structure was sandblasted. Alongside other functions, the KANAL – Centre Pompidou, which is scheduled to open in spring of 2024, will offer public multi-purpose spaces for culture, leisure, entertainment, education, and meetings on a floor area of 15,000 m2. An area of around 14,000 m2 will be available for exhibition spaces for modern and contemporary art and architecture, a public library, and rooms for the CIVA Foundation archive.