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A lighthouse for the world

Bielefeld. The vertical extension, renovation and transformation of a former fire station into the new headquarters for the Antwerp port authorities combines the old with the new and is a symbol for the future of maritime trade that is visible for miles around. 

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    The Port House in Antwerp: A lighthouse for the world

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    The Port House in Antwerp: A lighthouse for the world

  • Picture credits: Schüco International KG

    The new headquarters for the Antwerp port authorities is a result of the interaction between three spatial elements: the existing listed building, a concrete bridge and the vertical extension.

  • Picture credits: Schüco International KG

    The new headquarters for the Antwerp port authorities is a result of the interaction between three spatial elements: the existing listed building, a concrete bridge and the vertical extension.

  • Picture credits: Schüco International KG

    The new headquarters for the Antwerp port authorities is a result of the interaction between three spatial elements: the existing listed building, a concrete bridge and the vertical extension.

  • Picture credits: Schüco International KG

    The new headquarters for the Antwerp port authorities is a result of the interaction between three spatial elements: the existing listed building, a concrete bridge and the vertical extension.

  • Picture credits: Schüco International KG

    The weight of the new building rests on one concrete column in the middle of the atrium and another in front of the building.

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    Diamond or ship? The city and port authorities see the new Port House as a symbol for the tradition of the diamond trade and shipping.

  • Picture credits: Schüco International KG

    Diamond or ship? The city and port authorities see the new Port House as a symbol for the tradition of the diamond trade and shipping.

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    The new Port House is the structural link between city and port – this connection is also produced inside by means of visual axes. 

  • Picture credits: Schüco International KG

    The new Port House is the structural link between city and port – this connection is also produced inside by means of visual axes. 

  • Picture credits: Schüco International KG

    Developed by architects, façade planners and Schüco, a special façade construction gives the newbuild its specific shape and surface.

  • Picture credits: Schüco International KG

    Developed by architects, façade planners and Schüco, a special façade construction gives the newbuild its specific shape and surface.

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    The mixing of transparent and opaque façade units interrupts the building volume, the seemingly transparent surface of which changes with the varying intensity of daylight.

  • Picture credits: Schüco International KG

    The mixing of transparent and opaque façade units interrupts the building volume, the seemingly transparent surface of which changes with the varying intensity of daylight.

  • Picture credits: Zaha Hadid Architects

    Section, scale 1:1200

  • Picture credits: Zaha Hadid Architects

    Location plan, scale 1:6000

  • Picture credits: Zaha Hadid Architects

    Joris Pauwels, executive director for the Port House project at Zaha Hadid Architects.

  • Picture credits: groven+

    Etienne Clinquart, director of Groven+

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