SAU-MSI

The Urban Development Corporation (SAU-MSI) of the Brussels-Capital Region

The Urban Development Corporation (SAU-MSI) of the Brussels-Capital Region acquired the premises of the Citroën-Yser garage in 2015, with a view to developing a cultural centre of international stature there in keeping with the ambition of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region.

In line with the provisions of the purchase deed, the garage remains operational while Citroën constructs a new building, scheduled for opening in late 2017. The SAU-MSI facilitated this relocation by granting Citroën a lease on land on the opposite bank of the Canal, between the TIR centre and the Tour & Taxis site.

In June 2015, the SAU-MSI launched an international tender process for the analysis of the site’s development potential. The winning team, selected from among 17 candidates, consisted of Dutch architect Wessel de Jonge and two firms of Belgian experts. It submitted its findings during summer 2016.

On 28 April 2017, the SAU-MSI launched an international competition for the establishment of an architectural plan to turn the site into a venue that will host various facilities.