the renovation

SQUARE renovates the unique
architecture of the ‘Brussels Palais
des Congrès’ that was built at the
time of the world exposition of 1958.

The building contains authentic wall
paintings by famous Belgian artists
such as Magritte, Delvaux, and Van
Lint, dating back to the 60s.

The grand re-opening will take
place on 20/09/2009 at 20.09h

After the renovation, SQUARE will open in a surprising new style. The international meeting centre in the heart of Brussels will be fitted with an exclusive, comfortable, and contemporary design. Special attention is paid to multimedia, environment-friendliness, and safety.

The room capacity is redoubled, with auditoria seating 1200 / 500 / 300 people, a polyvalent hall of 4,000 m², and a large number of modular rooms with daylight. An impressive glass entry hall will be built in the Albertina Park.

The plans for this renovation project were drawn up by the architectural firm A.2R.C and a team of international experts such as Portuguese interior designer Juan Trindade and French light designer Roland Jéol. The contractors of CFE-Besix- Jacques Delens started working in April 2007.

Palais des Congres renovation site Palais des Congres renovation site

events during renovation

Square Brussels Events Party On The Square

Party on the Square

A surprising party in the park in order to launch our new identity: from now on, the Palais des Congrès will be known as SQUARE-BRUSSELS MEETING CENTRE.

Square Brussels Events Kunstenfestival des Arts


Visual artist Kris Verdonck projects his work Still I & II on the SQUARE buildings during the Kunstenfestivaldesarts

Square Brussels Events Chine Fashion Show

chine fashion show

An exceptional fashion show put on by the Belgian fashion label CHINE COLLECTION in the dismantled building of the Palais des Congrès.

Square Brussels Events cercle Victor Horta

cercle victor horta

The students of the Horta architecture course subject the dismantled building to their creative minds. They present their graduation projects and decorate the rooms for their annual student ball.

Square Brussels Events emif participation


Participation in the 6th edition of the EMIF (European Meetings Industry Fair).

Square Brussels Events Brussels Meeting Week

Brussels meeting week

BITC (Brussels International Tourism & Convention) organises the opening ceremony of the Brussels Meetings Week in the dismantled Palais des Congrès.