Renovated Jewish Museum of Belgium to open in 2025

The renovated Jewish Museum of Belgium will open in 2025.

The project presented by the Ghent-based firms Tab Architects, Barcelona-based Barozzi Veiga and Brussels-based Barbara Van der Wee has just been selected. The building will be renovated and topped with a belvedere.

“One of our main objectives was to create a presence in the city, to integrate the Museum to it by working on the specificity of the historic district and to offer it a new identity”.

A belvedere at the top of the building

Concretely, the most visible addition will be a belvedere, at the top of the building. It will consist of a loggia, with a panorama over the entire district, and in particular the Palais de Justice.

On the ground floor, a patio will be created, around the ticket office, the cafeteria and the shop. On the upper floors, the permanent exhibition rooms. And in the basement, a room of nearly 360 m² will be dug out to house temporary exhibitions.

Following the attack on the museum in 2014, in which four people lost their lives, a security lock will be kept, as it is today, to control access to the building.

The budget of the renovation is of six million euros and The Jewish Museum of Belgium has been working on it since 2006. The renovation is expected in 2025 and is financed by Beliris, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and the Museum itself.


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