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        • Please, Don’t Touch the Museum
          The Urban Art of the Museum Interior in the Design Competition for KANAL in Brussels

        Abstract
        On 27 March 2017, one of the most important architectural competitions in Brussels was announced: the Citroën Garage, an iconic building of roughly 45,000 m2 in the centre of the city and bordering the canal, would gain a new function as an art space and a public interior for the inhabitants of Brussels. Local and
        international architecture practices joined forces, seven teams were selected to compete. The nature and ambition of the project touches several relevant issues of architecture in the contemporary city, ranging from the implementation of a temple of culture into the industrial heritage to what such a place is expected to be, by the clients, users and architects. Gideon Boie and Thomas Rasker (BAVO) discuss the seven projects as equal answers to the question. This kind of reading enables them to look at each proposal and to detect how urban the public interior can be in an existing, loaded condition of the Belgian (and European) capital.
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        Citation
        Boie & Thomas Rasker BAVOGideon. (2018). Please, Don’t Touch the Museum. The Urban Art of the Museum Interior in the Design Competition for KANAL in Brussels. Microcosm . Searching for the City in Its Interiors, OASE, (101), 90–96. Retrieved from https://www.oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/101/Pleasedonttouchthemuseum

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