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Why is it essential to visit Kanal Pompidou Centre in Brussels?

The former Citroën garage and showroom in Brussels will soon be transformed into a magnificent museum of modern and contemporary art: the Kanal Centre Pompidou. The final opening is planned for 2022, but in the meantime the place is already being transformed into a cultural centre. We'll explain...

Kanal Centre Pompidou
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This is what the future Kanal Pompidou Centre will look like in 2022

Since May 2018, the exhibition “Kanal Brut”, in Kanal Pompidou Centre, can be discovered there, the space has not yet been renovated but is totally secured for the installation of works. So before the start of the works, from 5 May 2018 to 10 June 2019, in a resolutely experimental mode, the former Citroën garage becomes temporarily an exhibition space with a “raw and conceptual” spirit.

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Today, the center is still “raw”…

The building will then be closed in June 2019 for renovation work and will reopen definitively at the end of 2022 and beginning of 2023. It will then give way to an impressive cultural centre which will house within its walls a museum of modern and contemporary art, an architecture centre and several theatres. The Citroën garage will become a 34,000 m2 cultural centre at the foot of the canal in Brussels.

5 adjectives to motivate you to run and visit the Kanal Pompidou brut exhibition (before it closes next summer):

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Quirky : The works of art are placed in a raw environment, from the almost intact industrial universe of the former garage, and the staging of the exhibition is largely inspired by it. Thus, for example, in the body shop, sheet metal sculptures can be admired in reference to the cars.

Impressive: we’re not going to tell you everything, but we were impressed by the many stagings or works presented on site. The huge space is also enough to make your head spin.

Fun: the set design is not lacking in humour and doesn’t take itself seriously, we love it!

Informative: we discover the project of the future Kanal Centre Pompidou, and honestly we are happy to be in the secret…

Convivial: the ground floor of the building houses small restaurants around large tables and a shop where you can buy objects or accessories from Belgian designers, so you can stroll around with pleasure! This center is not only thought of as a museum, but rather as a new living space and public space.

kanal centre Pompidou restaurant

Practical information:

Kanal Centre Pompidou
Quai des Péniches
1000 Bruxelles

Opening hours:

Monday 12:00 – 10:00 pm
Tuesday closed
Wednesday 12:00 – 22:00
Thursday 12:00 – 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 – 24:00
Saturday 12:00 – 24:00
Sunday 12:00 – 20:00

Prices : 14€ (adult)

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