Classified as historic monuments in 1984, the two neighboring churches, St. Croix and St. George were saved from destruction and restored. The designer Martin Szekely and architect Marc Barani then converted the site as an area of exhibition dedicated to the visual arts.
Churches together with the Centre for the Arts' visual arts division resources "of the city.
Programming churches fosters the discovery of contemporary art practices and investing questioning the notions of territory (architectural, urban, historic or landscape) and its uses. Through four exhibitions a year, the structure presents works created specifically for the site.