February 28th the legendary Cinema complex Pathé Palace reopened. The historic Art Deco building by architect Paul Hamesse opened its doors in 1913 and was designed as a multipurpose venue: cinema, café and music hall. Counting 2500 seats, it was the largest cinema complex in Brussels and Belgium. Atelier l’Architecture Alain Richard starting point for the design was a flux of circulations. In the middle of the building block is a large open space – the lobby – where a light shaft brings in natural light in and around which the vertical circulation is organized. Ney & Partners was responsible for the structural engineering of this renovation. Copyright photo: Bernard Boccara for la Cellule architecture FWB.