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Step Inside Zaha Hadid Architects' Antwerp Port House With Thomas Mayer's Photos

11:00 - 25 September, 2016
Step Inside Zaha Hadid Architects' Antwerp Port House With Thomas Mayer's Photos, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

Opening to much fanfare earlier this week, Zaha Hadid Architects' Port House holds a commanding presence over the port of Antwerp. The design combines a listed and formerly derelict fire station, which was restored as part of the project, with an eye-catching glass extension which rises out of the older building's courtyard and thrusts itself towards the water in a dramatic cantilever. In the context of the port, where large infrastructure and colossal machines form the backdrop to everyday functions, the building boldly stakes its claim as the operational centerpiece, providing a space for the Port of Antwerp's 500 employees. Photographer Thomas Mayer visited the building, capturing its striking external presence and investigating how its structural gymnastics translate to the building's internal space.

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer +20

Zaha Hadid Architects' Antwerp Port House Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu

09:15 - 23 September, 2016
Zaha Hadid Architects' Antwerp Port House Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

Zaha Hadid Architects' new Port House in the Belgian city of Antwerp, which has been almost a decade in planning and construction, officially opens this week. A monumental new structure sits above a repurposed and renovated (formerly derelict) fire station, providing a new headquarters for Europe's second largest shipping port. Housing 500 staff, who will now be under the same roof for the first time, the building represents a sustainable and future-proof workplace for its employees. Photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu has visited to capture his unique perspective on this new addition to the city's crane-covered skyline.

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Antwerp Port House / Zaha Hadid Architects

14:30 - 22 September, 2016
Antwerp Port House / Zaha Hadid Architects, © Helene Binet
© Helene Binet

© Helene Binet © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow © Hufton+Crow +41

Town House in Antwerp / Sculp[IT]

03:00 - 22 June, 2015
Town House in Antwerp / Sculp[IT], © Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

© Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Antwerp, Belgium
  • Architect in Charge

    Pieter Peerlings and Silvia Mertens
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

BEBO Renovation - Folding Box / sculp[IT]architects

01:00 - 26 January, 2015
BEBO Renovation - Folding Box / sculp[IT]architects, © Luc Roymans Photography
© Luc Roymans Photography

© Luc Roymans Photography © Luc Roymans Photography © Luc Roymans Photography © Luc Roymans Photography +19

Neighbourhood Sports Centre Kiel / UR architects

01:00 - 24 November, 2014
Neighbourhood Sports Centre Kiel  / UR architects, © Dries Luyten for City of Antwerp
© Dries Luyten for City of Antwerp

© Harry Gruyaert © Dries Luyten for City of Antwerp © Dries Luyten for City of Antwerp © Dries Luyten for City of Antwerp +23

Park Tower / Studio Farris Architects

01:00 - 19 November, 2014
Park Tower / Studio Farris Architects, Courtesy of Studio Farris Architects
Courtesy of Studio Farris Architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Antwerp, Belgium
  • Area

    37250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Studio Farris Architects

C.F. Møller Chosen to Design Antwerp Residential Tower

00:00 - 17 July, 2014
C.F. Møller Chosen to Design Antwerp Residential Tower , C.F. Møller’s residential and mix-use tower design in Antwerp, Belgium.
C.F. Møller’s residential and mix-use tower design in Antwerp, Belgium.

With the aim of creating a “vertical social community,” C.F Møller Architects and Brut won a competition to design a residential tower in Antwerp, Belgium. The 15,000 square meter building, which stretches 24 stories high, includes 116 homes, shops, offices and collective spaces.

Apartments range from smaller suites for students to larger family units, and each group of similar apartments opens towards balcony spaces, creating “vertical mini-communities.” Through balconies, glass winter gardens and roof terraces, an additional 5,000 square meters of space are added. The architects describe the tower as incorporating an “inside-out perspective, where the social qualities of the building are a dominant driver for the design.”

More on the design from the architects after the break.

House for P / LOW Architecten

01:00 - 25 June, 2014
House for P / LOW Architecten, © Stijn Bollaert
© Stijn Bollaert

© Stijn Bollaert © Stijn Bollaert © Yannick Milpas © Stijn Bollaert +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Franklin Rooseveltplaats 12, 2060 Antwerp, Belgium
  • Design Team

    Stijn Cockx, Tom Hindryckx, Joris De Greef, Koen Schoukens
  • Area

    140.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Restaurant 'The Jane' Antwerp / Piet Boon

01:00 - 8 April, 2014
Restaurant 'The Jane' Antwerp / Piet Boon, © Richard Powers
© Richard Powers

© Richard Powers © Richard Powers © Richard Powers © Richard Powers +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paradeplein, 2018 Antwerp, Belgium
  • Windows

    Studio Job
  • Chandelier

    .PSLAB
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Mixed use infill 3 houses and an office / Collectief Noord

01:00 - 30 March, 2014
Mixed use infill 3 houses and an office / Collectief Noord, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Liesbet Goetschalckx © Liesbet Goetschalckx Courtesy of Collectief Noord +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Antwerp, Belgium
  • Design Team

    Erik Wieërs, Dirk Somers, Sarah Poot, Peter Wils, Christopher Paesbrugghe, Elke Hoendervangers
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Filip Dujardin, Liesbet Goetschalckx, Courtesy of Collectief Noord

Studio Koen van den Broek / Tijl Vanmeirhaeghe, Carl Bourgeois

01:00 - 15 January, 2014
Studio Koen van den Broek / Tijl Vanmeirhaeghe, Carl Bourgeois, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +15

house BRZ / P8 architecten

01:00 - 1 January, 2014
house BRZ / P8 architecten, © Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

© Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans © Luc Roymans +28

Apartments Jordaenskaai Antwerp / Crepain Binst Architecture

01:00 - 23 December, 2013
Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture
Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jordaenskaai, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
  • Architect in Charge

    Crepain Binst Architecture
  • Area

    6000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture

Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture +15

Ter Pitte / Import Export Architecture

01:00 - 14 June, 2013
©  Stijn Bollaert
© Stijn Bollaert
  • Architects

  • Location

    Antwerpen
  • Architect in Charge

    Import Export Architecture
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

    Stijn Bollaert, Courtesy of Import Export Architecture

©  Stijn Bollaert ©  Stijn Bollaert ©  Stijn Bollaert ©  Stijn Bollaert +46

House in Wilrijk / Areal Architecten

01:00 - 12 June, 2013
Courtesy of Areal Architecten
Courtesy of Areal Architecten
  • Architects

  • Location

    Antwerp, Belgium
  • Area

    265.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Areal Architecten

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Port House: Antwerp Headquarters / Zaha Hadid Architects

07:00 - 17 October, 2012
Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

In early September, Zaha Hadid gave the official order to begin construction work on Port House, the new headquarters for Antwerp Port Authority on the Kattendijk dock. The new Antwerp Port Authority headquarters will house approximately 500 staff in a single new location that comprises both a former fi re station and a new extension. Together, these two entities form an impressive new landmark as the headquarters of the Antwerp Port Authority, overlooking both the city and the harbor. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Grand Bazar Antwerp / Buro II & Archi+I

01:00 - 26 April, 2012
Grand Bazar Antwerp / Buro II & Archi+I, © Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

© Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin © Filip Dujardin +11