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Knokke-Heist launches competition for Casino renovation

Knokke-Heist is the proud owner of its very own casino, built in 1929 and designed by the architect Léon Stynen. Thanks in part to the frescoes by René Magritte, this building is considered a true cultural monument. However, partly due to its outdated infrastructure, it is no longer able to provide or accommodate the desired all-round, high-quality experience. The municipal council of Knokke-Heist is therefore inviting national and international architectural firms to put themselves forward to give this site a complete overhaul.

This assignment requires a multifaceted approach, whereby any reconstruction or restoration should respect Stynen's original design. That being said, there is certainly sufficient scope for high-quality, contemporary architectural interventions. The casino's entire surroundings also form an integral part of the brief. The aim is to create a new beacon for the municipality, giving it a new dimension for the next hundred years while restoring the allure of yesteryear.

Ambitions are high. Afterall, it is the duty of a municipal government to look ahead.

“The Casino site offers scope to create something quite unique, a stylish confrontation of old and new, something that will serve as a shining beacon for Knokke-Heist once again, injecting a fresh dimension and international appeal, all while still honouring the past"

Piet De Groote
Mayor of Knokke-Heist

Interested candidates can submit their application to participate by 11 am on 26 January 2023 at the latest on the e-Tendering website.

Instructions on how to submit your application under Application for Participation.

For questions about the project, please contact:

Jan Van Coillie

Managing Director
Urban Planning Department