From artnewspaper.com. By Vincent Noce. Posted on 5/3/18.
On 5 May, the Pompidou is launching a 13-month “multidisciplinary programme” in Brussels, based in a 1930s Citroën garage bought by the regional authorities. This includes an exhibition of sheet metal sculptures, shows on architecture, an amateur film studio and a performance involving 50 folding chairs. NoAarchitecten (Brussels), EM2N (Zurich) and Sergison Bates (London) were chosen in March as the architects for the garage’s conversion into a “cultural hub” named Kanal-Centre Pompidou. The €140m construction project will start this autumn and is scheduled for completion at the end of 2022. The Pompidou will maintain programming throughout the renovation and eventually occupy half of the venue, with the rest divided into an architecture museum and free public spaces.