Architects: Claus en Kaan Architecten
Location: Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Project Team: Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, David Hess, Hannes Ochmann, Luuk Stoltenborg, Yaron Tam, Hagar Zur
Client: Intercommunale Westlede Sint Niklaas
Area: 3187.0 sqm
Photographs: Sebastian van Damme, Christian Richters, Stijn Bollaert
EC Harris’ 2013 International Construction Costs Report has named Hong Kong as the most expensive city in the world to build in. The annual study, which benchmarks building costs in 47 countries across the globe, found that relative construction costs have been affected by substantial fluctuations in currency throughout the year. Despite a stagnant economy, Europe has six of the top ten most expensive markets in this year’s report, reflecting the competitive challenge faced by the Eurozone.
The top ten most expensive countries to build in are: