visualjunkee: ANTWERP PORT HOUSE – architects: Zaha Hadid…

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ANTWERP PORT HOUSE – architects: Zaha Hadid Architects – location: Antwerp, Belgium – design: Zaha Hadid & Patrik Schumacher – 2016 – photography: Hélène Binet (AD Jan 2017)

“The new Port House in Antwerp repurposes, renovates and extends a derelict Hanseatic-style fire station into a new headquarters for the port – bringing together the port’s 500 staff that previously worked in separate buildings around the city.

With constant references to the Scheldt, the city of Antwerp and the dynamics of its port, married with the successful renovation and reuse of a redundant fire station – integrating it as a fully-fledged part of its headquarters – the new Port House will serve the port well through its planned expansion over future generations.