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post updated 18 October 2022

Building Developments in Antwerp

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Antwerp Buildings, Belgium. We aim to include projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed Antwerp buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the city. The focus is on contemporary buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

We have 1 page of Antwerp Architecture selections with links to many individual project pages.

Antwerp Buildings – Latest Design

Antwerp Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

18 Oct 2022
Theunis Bridge Merksem – 2022 Architecture Masterprize Winner
Architects: architecture studio ZJA with Arcadis, Sweco and OKRA Landscape Architects
Theunis Bridge, Merksem, Antwerp: ZJA
photograph © ZJA
Theunis Bridge in Antwerp
The Theunis Bridge that links Merksem with Deurne has been awarded the prestigious Architecture MasterPrize for 2022. Commissioned by De Vlaamse Waterweg, architectural studio ZJA designed the new Theunis Bridge over the Albert Canal in collaboration with Arcadis, Sweco and OKRA Landscape Architects.

30 Nov 2021
Zuiderzicht Mixed-Use Development, Antwerp Nieuw Zuid
Design: KCAP with evr-architectenn
Zuiderzicht Mixed-Use Development Antwerp
photo © Stijn Bollaert
Zuiderzicht Mixed-Use Development
KCAP in cooperation with evr-architecten have completed the residential tower Zuiderzicht. It is one of the new buildings of the Antwerp Nieuw Zuid development, a new residential area along the River Scheldt in the South of Antwerp.

7 July 2020
3D-printed model home
3D-printed model home, Kamp C Westerlo Antwerp Buildings
image © Kamp C
3D-printed model home, Kamp C Westerlo
Kamp C, the Westerlo-based provincial Centre for Sustainability and Innovation in construction, printed a house using the largest 3D concrete printer in Europe. The 90-square metre dwelling was printed in one piece with a fixed printer. This is a world first.

13 + 12 Dec 2016
Call for Design Teams for Antwerp Ring
In early 2016, the Flemish government appointed intendant Alexander D’Hooghe, with the assignment to prepare a road cover and liveability project by the beginning of 2018 for the R1 (the Ring through Antwerp).
Antwerp Ring Cover Design
image courtesy of architects
Antwerp Ring Cover Design

25 + 16 Nov 2016
Antwerp Vertical Social Community
Design: C.F. Møller Architects + Brut Architecture and Urban Design
Antwerp Residential Tower
image courtesy of architects
Antwerp Vertical Social Community
C.F. Møller has designed a 24-storey residential tower block in Antwerp’s Nieuw Zuid area on the river Schelde, with the aim of redefining the multi-storey block as a social, vertical community.

6 Nov 2016
Tower Striga 1 in Antwerp,
Design: KCAP Architects&Planners with evr-Architecten
Tower Striga 1 Antwerp
image courtesy of architects
Tower Striga 1 in Antwerp
Team selected for the design of one of three residential towers for the project Antwerp Nieuw Zuid. This new residential area will develop along the Schelde in the south of the city, based on a masterplan by Studio Associates Secchi-Viganò.

22 Sep 2016
Port House, Antwerp
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Port House Antwerp by Zaha Hadid Architects
photo © Helene Binet
Port House, Antwerp
This new building repurposes, renovates and extends a derelict fire station into a new hq for the port. Following the construction of a new fire station with facilities needed to service the expanding port, the old fire station on the Mexico Island site became redundant and relied on a change of use to ensure its preservation.

17 Nov 2010
De Harmonie
Design: Atelier Kempe Thill
De Harmonie
image from architects
De Harmonie Antwerp
Winning design of an invited international competition for the transformation of Antwerp’s former 19th century concert hall “De Harmonie” into a “space of silence”. The building will be used as a non-religious contemplative centre for celebrations of important moments in life and individual reflection.

Antwerp Buildings 2006 to 2009

Major Antwerp Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

Antwerp Port House Building
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Antwerp Port House
image from architect
Antwerp Port House
The future headquarters of Antwerp Port Authority will be designed by the London firm of Zaha Hadid Architects. The new Port House will occupy the site of the technical services building on quay 63. The Port Authority aims to make its operations more efficient by centralising the administrative and technical services which are now divided between the Port House and quay 63.

Base Flagship Store à Anvers
Design: Creneau International
Base Flagship Store Anvers
image from architect
Base Store Antwerp

European Law Courts Buildings
Design: Richard Rogers Partnership with VK Studio, Architects
European Law Courts Belgium
image from ArcelorMittal
Antwerp Law Courts

Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten – KMSKA
Design: Claus en Kaan Architecten
KMSKA Antwerp
image from architect
KMSKA Antwerp
The assignment for Antwerp’s Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten (KMSKA) consists of the drawing up of a Master Plan for the extension and restoration of the museum; and this encompasses more than purely physical changes to the building. It is an extremely long-term project with a limited budget.

MAS I Museum aan de Stroom
Design: Neutelings Riedijk Architects
Museum aan de Stroom
photo : Sarah Blee © Neutelings Riedijk Architects
MAS I Museum aan de Stroom
The MAS was designed as a sixty-meter high tower. Ten gigantic natural stone trunks are piled up as a physical demonstration of the heaviness of history, full of historical objects that are the legacy of our ancestors. It is a storehouse of stacked history in the middle of the old harbour docks. Every storey of the tower has been rotated a quarter turn, creating a gigantic spiral staircase.

Workshop building, Schoten, nr Antwerp
Design: Loos Architects
Werkhuis Dienst Scheepvaart Schoten
image from architect
Schoten building

Antwerp Architecture Designs – No Images

Administrative Centre, Bonheiden, Antwerp
Design: VBM Architecten

Katoean Natie
Design: Robbrecht en Daem

University of Antwerp Rectorate
VBM Architecten
Former Grauwzusters monastery

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