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Five projects selected for Sainte-Catherine church

10:06 10/07/2014

The jury appointed to select ideas for a new purpose for the Sainte-Catherine church in central Brussels has chosen a short list of five projects, including a social restaurant, a roof terrace, a museum and an extension for the Rits art school.

The city of Brussels earlier this year called for ideas to repurpose the church, which has lain unused for years after repair costs made it impossible to maintain.

The projects include a variety of uses, such as a multifunctional space for residents and tourists including a roof terrace; an oval structure within the church providing four floors of new space for the Rits art academy housed in Rue Dansaert; a social centre for the area with a restaurant and green spaces; and space for shops, concerts, sports and a museum.

The applicants will meet with the jury in late August to study the feasibility of each idea. The jury will then pass its advice on to the city council to make the final decision.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Written by Alan Hope