Town House in Antwerp / Sculp[IT]

03:00 - 22 June, 2015
© Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

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

BEBO Renovation - Folding Box / sculp[IT]architects

01:00 - 26 January, 2015

Neighbourhood Sports Centre Kiel / UR architects

01:00 - 24 November, 2014
© 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
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Courtesy of Studio Farris Architects

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C.F. Møller Chosen to Design Antwerp Residential Tower

00:00 - 17 July, 2014
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
© Stijn Bollaert
© Stijn Bollaert

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Restaurant 'The Jane' Antwerp / Piet Boon

01:00 - 8 April, 2014
© Richard Powers
© Richard Powers

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Mixed use infill 3 houses and an office / Collectief Noord

01:00 - 30 March, 2014
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

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

Studio Koen van den Broek / Tijl Vanmeirhaeghe, Carl Bourgeois

01:00 - 15 January, 2014
© Filip Dujardin
© Filip Dujardin

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

house BRZ / P8 architecten

01:00 - 1 January, 2014
© Luc Roymans
© Luc Roymans

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

Apartments Jordaenskaai Antwerp / Crepain Binst Architecture

01:00 - 23 December, 2013
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Ter Pitte / Import Export Architecture

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

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

House in Wilrijk / Areal Architecten

01:00 - 12 June, 2013
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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

“Three in a Row” MAS Founder Pavilions / Crepain Binst Architecture

04:00 - 14 April, 2012
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Courtesy of Crepain Binst Architecture

The MAS (Museum by the river), a must seen building itself, is currently exhibiting the Founder Pavilions, which give curious spectators a look at the here and now and into the future. In close cooperation with the Founders, Crepain Binst Architecture carefully designed a sophisticated setting symbolizing the unique character and essence of each Founder. Still, every pavilion is an added value to the whole MAS-experience. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Dijkstein / Weysen & De Baere Architects

04:00 - 22 January, 2012
Courtesy of Weysen & De Baere Architects
Courtesy of Weysen & De Baere Architects

Weysen & De Baere Architects recently won a competition to design a multi-funcional hall with a daycare center and small library in Sint-Katelijne-Waver, at the outskirts of Antwerp (Belgium). The building measures around 2.100m2, and spreads over 2 stories. The program occupies a significant part of the intervention site and in order to guarantee a building as compact as possible, the multifunctional hall is centered on the site. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Sports Centre Zuidrand / UR Architects

10:54 - 7 February, 2010

UR Architects were awarded first prize for their design of a sports center in Antwerp.  The center, which is intended for non-competition sports, is aligned with the existing sports hall along the main street of the new master plan development.  The building attempts “to communicate” on all sides as the sports hall, dance hall and rental depot are positioned on the edge, interconnected by a T-shaped service area.  This extroverted model opens the building to the community and the architecture reflects the modernism of the surrounding buildings.  The roof is designed as a fifth facade to relate to the nearby housing blocks of Renaat Braem while the facades of the halls are made of multi-layered polycarbonate. Partly translucent, partly transparent, this material combines the dynamic spectacle of changing light and shade, with diffuse daylight admission and a high insulation value, resulting in a low energy building.

More images of the sports center after the break.