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Old October 28th, 2013, 01:49 AM   #1
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ANTWERPEN | Projects & Construction

Welcome on this thread

This thread will contain the updates on the various projects going on in the beautiful city of Antwerp.
Or like people from Antwerp tend to call it: 'The Real City of Belgium, the rest is parking."

I would like to start with a brief introduction to Antwerp.



Antwerpen is the capital of the Flemish province of Flanders and is the second biggest city in Belgium, after Brussels, with 502.604 inhabitants. But since Belgium is built in a dense way, specially Flanders, you could imply that the urban/metro are, or easier said, the people that depend on the city, reaches easily more than a million.



Antwerpen, in English Antwerp, is a crucial economic part of Flanders. The Port of Antwerp is the second biggest in Europe, after the one in Rotterdam. On world scale it varies from the 11th to the 20th, based on which statistic you take a look at. The second biggest petrochemical complex in the world can be found here. Antwerp is also one of the world's centers of the diamond business, hosting a large number diamond traders and no less than 4 diamond bourses. It is also an important transport hub. The jobless rate in Antwerp is currently 16.0%.

A few shots of Antwerp so you are able to visualize it:

Old Market


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City Hall


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Panorama


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The main shopping street: Meir


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The Central Station


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Groenplaats and Cathedral


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Port of Antwerp


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Old October 28th, 2013, 02:03 AM   #2
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Built over the last years - MAS

The MAS-museum (Dutch: Museum aan de Stroom / English: Museum at the River) was opened in May 2011. It tells the story of the city and focuses on lots of aspects of Antwerp: Power, Life, Death, the Port, ... It is currently the biggest museum of Antwerp.

The other attraction in it is the free panoramic viewpoint on its roof, where you can have a beautiful view on the city from 65 m height.

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The 60 metre high MAS, was designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architects. The faÁade is made of Indian red sandstone and curved glass panel construction. The MAS houses 470,000 objects, most of which are kept in storage. The first visitor's gallery is the "visible store", which contains 180,000 items.[1] The building replaces the Hanzehuis which used to stand on the exact same spot. International merchants worked and receded at the Hanzehuis. In the nineteenth century a fire destroyed the building.
- wikipedia-

It is located in the old port called Het Eilandje, 'The Island'. This part of the city was neglected for quite some time, but is now the place to be. The old port buildings are being transformed into lofts, new residential towers are being build as well as offices. The MAS, as well as the Red Star Line museum which will be showed later, give this are a cultural life too.


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Old October 28th, 2013, 02:16 PM   #3
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Red Star Line Museum

The Red Star Line Museum opened on 'The Island' last month, close to the MAS museum, in the old warehouses of the company. It tells the story of the Red Star Line, the shipping company that transferred thousands of migrants from all over Europe to America.


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Old October 28th, 2013, 03:26 PM   #4
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Nice post. Thanks for sharing.
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Love Antwerp so great initiative. I will definitely subscribe to the thread.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 05:54 PM   #6
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what about that project??

I want they build that!!!


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Montevideo Warehouses, Antwerp










The Montevideo project is located in the neighbourhood of Het Eilandje, a part of the old port of Antwerp. The project consists of a warehouse that is listed as a protected monument and a new building on the Limaplein. The scale of this square, and that of the six new residential towers on the Kattendijkdok, demands that the new construction is of an appropriate volume and scale.
http://np-bridging.com/projects/proj...ouses-antwerp/
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what about that project??

I want they build that!!!




http://np-bridging.com/projects/proj...ouses-antwerp/
At the moment it looks like this:



There are rumours that construction could start next year .
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'Kattendijktorens' - 6 Towers at the Kattendijk U/C

Next to the Red Star Line Museum, so in the part 't Eilandje (The Island) a big project with 6 residential towers, all 60 meters high, is going on. Currently, 2 towers have been completed in 2009.

Tower 3 is being built, and the ground for towers 4, 5 and 6 is being prepared.

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Towers 3-4-5-6

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Gisteren nog wat foto's genomen. Huidige stand Toren 3
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Er staan nu ook ramen in de test-gevel.
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Wit aluminium
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Licht grijs aluminium
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Graafwerken Toren 4
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Graafwerken Toren 5-6
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Baksteen gevel Toren 5
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Baksteen gevel Toren 6
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Spoor Noord Towers - 88m & 78m & 70m

In the Nothern part of the city, a complex of three office towers is currently being build.



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Next to the Red Star Line Museum, so in the part 't Eilandje (The Island) a big project with 6 residential towers, all 60 meters high, is going on. Currently, 2 towers have been completed in 2009.

Tower 3 is being built, and the ground for towers 4, 5 and 6 is being prepared.

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This is the final design of the towers (sorry for the 'big' picture):


More: http://www.westkaai456.be/

Some other projects in the same area:

ZNA Hospital + residential towers:

(skip first 1:30)

Artesis College:

More: http://www.campusspoornoord.be/pers/3d-impressie.htm

Port House (by Zaha Hadid):




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Old October 29th, 2013, 11:23 PM   #11
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At the moment it looks like this:



There are rumours that construction could start next year .
nice! haha
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Old October 30th, 2013, 03:15 AM   #12
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The industrial stuff looks great, I'm a big fan of these sort of conversions.
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Cadix site










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Havenhuis - 2/08/15


Belgium, Antwerp, construction site of the new Havenhuis designed by architect Zaha Hadid by MichaŽl Jacobs, on Flickr


Belgium, Antwerp, construction site of the new Havenhuis designed by architect Zaha Hadid by MichaŽl Jacobs, on Flickr


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Nieuw Havenhuis - 4/18


Belgium, Antwerp, Nieuw Havenhuis designed by Zaha Hadid by MichaŽl Jacobs, on Flickr


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Antwerp is an impressive place, breathing great Flemish and European history. I just wish they'd do more to develop the free old world charme further, come up with a new vernacular style, interpreting the grand Flemish patrician houses (like these) and harbour buildings. Not with the same bland non-descript modernism we see popping up all around the world.

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There are rumours that construction could start next year .
Did they start work on the Montevideo Warehouses in 2014?
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Did they start work on the Montevideo Warehouses in 2014?
Not yet unfortunately.
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