Under the auspices of the Master Architect of the Brussels-Capital Region, a call was launched early 2016 for the architectural market. The call for interests resulted in over 50 replies and 5 teams were invited to submit a proposal. Following consideration of the advisory committee at the end of May 2016, the project by the firms Central (Brussels) / NP2F (Paris) was selected, because of the quality of its architectural design, its integration into the urban environment and its reflection on the identity of iMAL, with attention for the diversity of its activities and its public.
The works will start mid-2017 with a grand re-opening scheduled for late 2018. The new center will have exhibition and event spaces, workspaces for residencies and a new fablab. It will offer a program that combines contemporary arts and digital culture for a Brussels, Belgian and international public. It will also offer training and development activities around digital creativity, addressed to the local population.