JDS Architects (Brussels) and Diller Scofidio + Renfro (New York) have announced their selection to head a multi-disciplinary team to design the Citroën Cultural Centre project in Brussels.
The new €125m facility in the refurbished historic Citroën building in central Brussels will host a Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (15,000 m²), an Architecture Centre (10,000 m²) and public spaces to be used for cultural, educational and recreational events (10,000 m²).
JDS architects said that the project will “take over the preserved building at the crossroad of multiple urban conditions”.
The intent of the centre is “to favour cross-disciplinary innovation and serve as a flexible tool for both creative workers and the public”. The centre must be capable of adapting to ongoing cultural change.
The Urban Development Corporation (SAU-MSI) shortlisted seven teams from 92 initial applications. The other competing teams were 51N4E with Caruso St John
Architects, ADVVT, AGWA and 6A, Lhoas & Lhoas with Ortner & Ortner, NOA with EM2N and Sergison Bates, Office with Christ & Gantenbein, and OMA.