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Old August 28th, 2012, 11:48 AM   #1
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ANTWERP | Urban Renewal | 55 ~ 79m | 180 ~ 260ft

Antwerp has a population of about 500.000, making it the most populous municipality in Belgium. Antwerp has long been an important city in the Low Countries both economically and culturally. The city has one of the largest seaports in Europe and is known for its diamond trade.




With urban population growth expected in the coming years, former harbor docks and railway grounds in the north of the city (shown above) are now being converted into new residential areas featuring a city museum, a new school, residential towers, a park, etc.


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MAS - City Museum


Spoor Noord - Park



London Tower - Residential tower | 76 meter | 250 feet



Noordster - Financial offices | 60 meter | 197 feet



Westkaai Towers 1 & 2 - Luxury residential | 55 meter | 180 feet


Red Star Line Museum - Immigration Museum

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Lichttoren - Residential | 70 meter | 230 feet







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Parktoren - Residential tower with amenities for seniors | 79 meter | 260 feet



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The third Westkaai tower

Artesis Hogeschool - College Campus

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ZNA Spoor Noord - Central Hospital | 88 meter | 289 feet






Silowet - Renovation of former silos into a residential buidling






Another three towers along the Westkaai.



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Old August 28th, 2012, 02:28 PM   #2
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Red Star Line Museum



Light Tower (Lichttoren)

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Old August 28th, 2012, 06:11 PM   #3
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nice devlopments i like the design!
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Old August 29th, 2012, 12:47 AM   #4
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I was there last month and I was impressed by the high density of this city. I noticed a lot of construction sites scattered around the city, bit far from the city center though. Big Jewish community as well, that preside all the related trades and processing of the diamond.
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Old September 1st, 2012, 11:12 PM   #5
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A stroll through the area:

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In a few years, the mid section of this road will be a tram line.




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Old September 4th, 2012, 08:35 PM   #6
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Construction and setting pictures

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De Lichttoren (Light Tower)














Het/the park



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Old September 12th, 2012, 07:14 PM   #7
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Antwerp Port House
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Old September 13th, 2012, 01:31 PM   #8
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nice project with pretty good architecture.
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Old September 15th, 2012, 09:14 PM   #9
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What about this one??

Montevideo Magazijn, Antwerp - Poulissen & Partners and Montevideo nv.
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Old September 15th, 2012, 09:40 PM   #10
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That project has been delayed (money problems). BUT it's been said that problem has been solved and the construction could (re)start within several years. Today only the walls of the old building are at the site. The roof is removed for conservation.

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situation in the beginning of this year:

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Now the walls are covered in white plastic...
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Old September 18th, 2012, 12:16 AM   #11
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oh!! thanks for the information. It would be great to see a pretty building with the name of my natal city in antwerp, hope they can solved the problems and restart the construction
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another perfectly functional historical building defaced under the premise of novelty. With so much land around it on which to build a new, modern building, why make it right on top of the old one? It seems the architect is trying to get attention to her project in whichever way she can. It doesn't even matter whether she builds a monstruous structure right on top of a historic building in two completely different styles.
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^ I love the contrast between the historical building and the futuristic one..
It fits perfectly IMO.
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Yes, the modern extension reinforces the historical character of the base two. It's a win-win situation for both elements, in my opinion. It wasn't decided upon by the architect, by the way. Hadid won the design competition in which all contestants had to design and extension on top of the old fire station (which is what this building used to be): it was the wish of the Port Authority itself
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Old October 12th, 2012, 03:20 AM   #15
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Pleasant walk through the area, I took the liberty of translating freely:

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This morning, I took a trip to het Eilandje and Park Spoor Noord to take a look at the developments there. I really came back home in awe of the scale of the construction. A bright future is in place for Antwerp-North and we should be glad with a dynamic city like Antwerp, capable of inducing such transformations Let's get to the business, with some pictures! My cellphone is to blame if some colors are a bit weird.



When I walked towards Park Spoord Noord from the Eilandje, I noticed quite a view of the highrise cluster at the gate of the park. In the coming years, these buildings will be accompanied by many others to come, and the view will only get better.



Ground shifting has commenced towards the construction of the Park Tower. I really hope for some improvements concerning the design, but we'll just have to wait and see.



The Light Tower, on the other hand, really is my cup of tea. I don't know how, but to me the building is the icing on the cake for the cluster up north. Maybe it's because of the contrast with the London Tower (still the toughest of them all, in my opinion)






The brick cladding really turned out all right, in contradiction to what renders promised.



The growing skyline of the Eilandje en Park Spoor Noord.



This picture was taken at Antwerp-Dam. It gives another viewpoint on the area, and is destined to become a future money shot (if someone could righten those traffic signs up, that is to say)



And to close up, a picture of an old set of stairs to the Dam overpass. Thanks for reading!
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Very nice pics, thanks for sharing
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nice project with pretty good architecture
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Old January 18th, 2013, 12:39 AM   #19
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thanks for the pictues
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Old January 19th, 2013, 08:27 PM   #20
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wow.
Is that really all they can think of? A bunch of neo post modernist boxes?

I can only compliment the proportions of the new builts, none of them is over dominating the suroundings- except of course the hospital, which is a complete eyesore.
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