construction well underway at zaha hadid's port house in antwerp
 
construction well underway at zaha hadid's port house in antwerp construction well underway at zaha hadid's port house in antwerp
dec 03, 2014

construction well underway at zaha hadid's port house in antwerp

 

zaha hadid‘s bold plans for antwerp’s ‘port house’ have taken a step closer to realization with new images indicating the vast scale of the ambitious undertaking. the project, which will form the headquarters of the antwerp port authority (APA) combines a new beam-shaped structure with a former fire station, a listed building which is being fully restored as part of the development.

zaha hadid port house antwerp nieuw havenhuis designboom
the project combines a new beam-shaped structure with a former fire station
images courtesy of interbuild

 

 

 

strategically located between the city center and the famous harbor, the scheme will provide its occupants with expansive views of antwerp from behind the façade’s transparent and reflective walls. composed as a series of triangles, the glazed elevations reference the city’s diamond trade, creating a constantly shifting play of light.

zaha hadid port house antwerp nieuw havenhuis designboom
the new structure will be perched on three sculptured concrete pillars

 

 

 

after completing the first stage of development – the provision of underground parking – the existing building was then gutted, with the interior fixtures and the roof canopy removed. the project’s final stage is now underway with work focusing on the new structure that will be perched on three sculptured concrete pillars. the renovation and furnishing of the former fire station will take place simultaneously.

 

see designboom’s coverage of the project in its concept phase here.

zaha hadid port house antwerp nieuw havenhuis designboom
the building is strategically located between the city center and the harbor

zaha hadid port house antwerp nieuw havenhuis designboom
rendering indicating the scale of the port house headquarters
image © zaha hadid architects

 

 


port house – antwerp, belgium
video © zaha hadid architects

 

 

project info:

 

location: antwerp, belgium
project dates: 2009 – TBC
client: antwerp port authority
size: 12,800 (gross) sqm
site area: 16,400 sqm
height: 46m

  • This is a beautifull design but in the wrong spot . This is a conflict of design taste and politician ambition .They mix water and virgin oil . It’s not gluing in ! To late now…..

    michel bruyer says:

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