New S.M.A.K. Museum competition 1st prize


with noAarchitecten & David Kohn architects

Delighted to announce that the proposal of noAarchitecten, David Kohn Architects and Aslı Çiçek have won the open international competition for the new S.M.A.K. Museum!

The team’s winning design for the €90 million project reconfigures and extends a cluster of historic buildings in central Ghent, creating 20,000m2 – similar in scale to Tate Modern - of display and amenity space and redefining the museum’s relationship with the city.

The Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst was established in 1999 inside the 1949 Casino building situated at the end of the historic Floraliënhal. Its collection focuses on contemporary art work since 1945.