“JDSR” X Citroen

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.